Some parents have saved for their children's college education since even before their kids were born. Others have only recently started putting money away. And some haven't been able to save nearly as much as they would have liked. Regardless of your circumstance, it's okay....

The most important thing students applying for college this fall can do is ensure they are filling out the FAFSA in a timely and thorough manner. At first glance, completing the FAFSA seems intimidating and time-consuming. Students and families who take the time to properly...

Every year we are asked whether parents or students should pay for college. Some experts insist it is the parent's responsibility to fund their child's education. Meanwhile, others argue the time has come for the burden to shift to the student. Here's the truth—there's no...

The PSAT is the first benchmark for high school juniors have on their college journey, so what's a good PSAT score? The answer is unique to every student and depends on your college goals. How is the PSAT Scored? PSAT scores range between 320 and 1520; the...

This fall, some schools like Harvard are opting for remote learning for all its students. For many college-aged students across the country, the thought of paying $50,000 to learn from a computer is not appealing and many are thinking about taking a gap year. If...

As we've discussed previously, the college application process begins freshmen year when you select classes and begin participating in extracurricular activities. But when you sit down and actually think about the application process, how long does it take to apply to college? The time consuming...

Earlier this month we shared advice for parents on how not to stress students out during the college application process; today the tables have turned and we share our advice—students: don't stress out your parents. If you have already started the college admission process—even just...

Parents: don't stress out your students during the college admissions process. It's the best piece of advice we can give to you as your family sets off to send your student on the next step of their life. The college admissions process is stressful enough...

At Accolade Financial we work with students and families of all ages, but want to share our best advice on when to start planning for college. It's easy—the earlier you start, the better. You'll save more money and be in better shape to be accepted...

It's the question on the top of every current and incoming college student's mind: how is COVID-19 affecting college? We have already seen the immediate impacts: online classes, virtual graduations, and distance learning. Meanwhile, college around the country are facing a new set of changes...