5 Disaster Mistakes Parents Make When Applying For College Funding

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Avoiding just one of the mistakes on this list can save families thousands of dollars – even tens of thousands – in lost college funding they might have been eligible for. Report compiled by CollegeMadeSimple.com.

5 Disaster Mistakes Parents Make When Applying For College Funding – And How To Avoid Them

College costs have been skyrocketing at 7-8% per year for the last 15-plus years... with no signs of slowing down. These ever-increasing costs have many parents with college-bound children in a very tough financial situation.

College admissions and financial aid planning expert Scott Weingold has created a new report: “5 Disaster Mistakes Parents Make When Applying For College Funding – And How To Avoid Them” with one goal in mind: give parents the knowledge to pay the least out-of-pocket cost possible for their childrens' college education.

“I’m continually shocked at how few families know about the information in this report," reports Scott.

“Most parents are typically relying on two sources for help in paying for college: high school guidance counselors and college financial aid officers. And this is proving disastrous. Guidance counselors are typically overworked and not truly qualified to give advice on paying for college. And you have to remember that colleges are businesses… and the college aid officer’s goal isn’t to maximize the amount of aid you receive from them!"

Most middle and upper middle-class families with annual incomes between $50,000 and $150,000 are eligible for some form of financial aid. The new report -- "5 Disaster Mistakes Parents Make When Applying For College Funding – And How To Avoid Them” -- shows families how to position themselves for their fair share.

Follow this link to access the full report: 5 Disaster Mistakes Parents Make When Applying For College Funding – And How To Avoid Them.

http://www.collegemadesimple.com/pr-5-mistakes/

*Scott Weingold is co-founder and a principal of Ohio-based College Planning Network, LLC. He has been ranked one of the Top 10 college funding advisors in the country. In addition to publishing the popular free online newsletter, College Funding Made Simple, Scott also co-authored the book, “The Real Secret To Paying For College: The Insider’s Guide To Sending Your Child To College – Without Spending Your Life’s Savings.”

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