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How Parents’ Retirement Assets Can Impact Financial Aid

Whether — and to what degree — your parents’ assets, such as equity in their home, will affect your financial aid award is a complex question. The Washington Post recently posted a Q&A looking at one particular aspect of parental assets: Retirement funds. Specifically whether converting their traditional IRA to a Roth IRA could affect […]

Did you know: The Expected Family Contribution

I’m starting a new feature here at the Financial Aid Finder that I’ll be calling — for lack of a better name — Did you know?. Every other week or so, I will look at one important, but little known (or often forgotten) aspect of financial aid. The goal here is to help you be […]