Does it matter when you submit the FAFSA?
Does applying Early Decision impact financial aid awards?
These were some of the questions addressed by Russell Golowin, founder of College Funding Relief, LLC, during #CampusChat, June 23, 2010. The conversation was active with terrific input from everyone who attended. Here are 6 Top Tweets taken from the 279 tweet-rich transcript. Feel free to pick your own top 6 or 60! If you write about #CampusChat, be sure to let us know (@collegevisit).
Top Tweets on Paying for College
Don't wait until you file taxes to file the FAFSA. Use estimates
that you can correct later when you get the official numbers. #CampusChat
It is not unusual for families making over $150,000 per year to
qualify for financial aid that they do not have to pay back. #CampusChat
We always recommend saving for retirement 1st & not touching it.
Students can borrow for school, parents can't for retirement. #CampusChat
We always recommend that our students apply to, and ideally get
accepted to 6 schools. This entices better aid awards. #CampusChat
Again, a huge thanks to Russell for being an expert guest on #CampusChat. Be sure to follow him on Twitter at @Russell_Golowin and like or become a fan on the College Funding Relief Facebook page for more terrific information on paying for college.
#CampusChat is a weekly conversation, hosted by SmartCollegeVisit, that takes place on Twitter to discuss topics
relative to college-bound students and their families. It is held on Wednesday evenings at 9PM Eastern. Follow @collegevisit to stay informed about upcoming chats and for links to the transcripts should you miss a chat.