Plan and Finance your Family's College Dreams: A parent's step by step guide from pre-k to senior year of high school provides clear and concise guidance on how to successfully save, plan, apply to and finance a college education. From John Hupalo and Peter Mazareas, Ph.D, two of the nation's leading experts on college admissions planning, student loans.
Plan and Finance Your Family's College Dreams is a wonderfully comprehensive guide to college admissions and financial aid from two professionals who know this world inside and out. It is especially helpful in the long-range perspective, as the book offers guidance to parents who want to be certain that their children have the best opportunity to achieve their higher education goals.
William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Harvard College
Sally Donahue, Griffin Director of Financial Aid, Harvard College
Plan and Finance Your Family's College Dreams is chock full of comprehensive information, tips, grade specific direction and action items. This book is a great resource for parents interested in how best to save, pay and successfully help their children prepare for and navigate the college admissions process. It's an easy read with practical answers to questions that cause famiies to be very anxious about their children's college prospects.
William D. Hanson, President & CEO of USA Funds, Former Deputy Secretary of The U.S. Department of Education
We all want our children to succeed in life. Education is one of the most important elements in the path to success. This step by step guide is an excellent resource to navigate this path.
Jack L. Kopnisky, President & CEO of Sterling National Bank
Two things keep parents, students and grads from properly and responsibly managing their debt: easy access and accurate information. John and Peter adroitly address both in a time when rumors of a crisis loom and young borrowers and their parents need to be more educated on financing, now more than ever before.
Vince Passione, CEO & Founder of LendKey Technologies
Hupalo and Mazareas pull together the complex financial and college planning issues facing families and make them easy to understand. Their explanation of why it is important to start saving early - even small amounts - is straightforward and compelling, as is the discussion of ways to save for college, including the benefits of 529 Plans. This step-by-step guide will greatly benefit both parents and students - with great practical advice for all situations. The focus on age appropriate financial education for children of all ages is an added treat. This comprehensive resource demystifies the college planning and application process and shows that with planning and teamwork, families can make their college dreams come true.
Mary Morris, CEO of Virginia529
This book is a must read for families and financial advisors focusing on paying and planning for college. As a founder and manager of an investment firm, I will recommend this book to my financial advisors and their clients. A truly comprehensive and valuable book and resource for all engaged in college planning.
Larry Glazer, Founder of Mayflower Advisors, LLC
Plan and Finance Your Family’s College Dreams is a well-written, comprehensive road map simplifying complex financial strategies to saving and paying for higher education. Build the best personal college savings plan, navigate student loans to your advantage, get admitted to the best university possible – it is all here, and more, in one volume. This is an essential reference for families of all income levels, with children of all ages, to secure a financially stress-free college experience. In my thirty years in the industry, I have never seen a better guide for financing and preparing for college. This book is a must have.
William W. Montjoy, Honorary Chairman and Senior Counsel of Global Education Group