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College Financing: Do’s and Dont’s for Maximizing Student Financial Aid (Part II)

Is a college education still the American Dream?  And if so, how much does it cost to pursue that dream?

In part II of this blog post, Rick Shaffer--our resident financial guru and guest blogger–offers some ways to avoid missteps that might hamper your efforts to obtain college financing.  
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College Financing: Do’s and Dont’s for Maximizing Student Financial Aid (Part I)

Here at JSA Consultants, we like to offer common-sense, cutting-edge information regarding topical issues of the day.  We blog a great deal about issues related to higher education, but we rarely talk about the ‘elephant in the room’–how most American families can PAY for college without depleting their retirement accounts or taking out additional mortgages.

We’ve asked Rick Shaffer, a nationally renowned expert regarding all things financial, to offer up some advice to help you navigate the financial aid waters.  In Part 1 of the post, Rick covers things you can and should do to optimize your financial aid package; in Part 2, he’ll talk about the things to avoid.   Read more