College Funding Ideas – The time to start planning is now!

It’s never too early to plan but if you have a high school senior or college aged child you are now eligible to submit a FAFSA form as of October 1, 2018. Forms will be accepted until June 30, 2019.

What is FASFA?  FAFSA is the Free Application For Federal Student Aid and you need to have it completed to apply for any student aid, work-study, and loans.  Many colleges use this information to determine need-based financial aid awards.  The earlier you submit is better and you can use your last years tax returns to fill out the needed information.   To find out more or if you have any questions please call us.

Also, did you know that there is a Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSRP)?  The exchange program, which is a program offered by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSRP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state tuition and gives a 10% reduction at private institutions.    The goal is to use regional resources to build higher education capacity to better serve individuals, institutions and states.  If you would like more information contact the schools Campus Administrator, or call us at Mentor – we are here to help you navigate these waters!