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Scholarships and the Gift of Education

Harvest Advisers provides scholarship funding at Fort Washington and Philadelphia schools-

We recognize the immense value of kids having access to robust educational opportunities. It opens doors to future possibilities. But for some families in Pennsylvania, that opportunity is out of their financial reach. 

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What You Need to Know About Financial Planning and Paying for College

Whether you’re a parent whose child is planning to attend a college in Pennsylvania in the near future, or you’re a prospective student yourself, figuring out how you’re going to pay for college is probably a top concern. If you plan to attend a school such as the University of Pennsylvania, you can expect tuition and fees for Philadelphia colleges to cost upwards of $50,000, and room and board fees of more than $14,000.

But in today’s economy, how do you approach the increasing overlap between financial planning and providing a college education?

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Fact vs. Fiction: College Savings and Financial Aid

Fiction

College savings prevent students from qualifying for financial aid.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Who Decides Financial Aid Awards?

Fiction

The government decides who receives financial aid.

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Fact vs. Fiction: When Is It Too Late to Apply for Financial Aid?

Fiction

Once the school year starts, it’s too late to apply for financial aid.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Prepaid Tuition Plans for College

Fiction

Because of the risks of college savings plans, I should use a prepaid tuition plan for my children's college education.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Financial Aid Awards

Fiction

Most schools are willing to negotiate financial aid awards.

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New Resource Now Available: Best Ways to Save for College

Did you know that paying for your child’s college education is the second largest expense you’ll endure during your lifetime, second only to buying a house?

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Is There a "Grandparent Penalty" When Paying for College?

Savvy grandparents can be financial heroes, but sometimes their help with college costs can make school more expensive than it otherwise would be.

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Paying for College Is a Family Affair

College planning isn’t for parents only. It’s an investment that should involve the whole family and offer students their first taste of financial planning.

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