As funding for higher education decreases in most states and as tuition continues to increase at a rate much higher than inflation, families are turning to experts for advice on navigating the financial aid process.
Online PR News – 09-June-2011 – – IFAA, LLC Opens College Financial Aid Advisory Office
Dallas, Texas - As funding for higher education decreases in most states and as tuition continues to increase at a rate much higher than inflation, families are turning to experts for advice on navigating the financial aid process. A poll by the Sallie Mae Fund found a direct correlation between the decision to attend college and the amount of information a student receives about financial aid in elementary and secondary school. In the poll cost was the most frequently cited reason for not attending college.
“Students from the most recent college graduating class borrowed an average of $24,000 to finance their education,” said Timothy Wall, Managing Partner of IFAA. “It makes sense for families to start planning early for the financial aid process to keep the loan burden as low as possible.”
While the company does offer fee-based services it publishes a free financial aid information site at www.achievecollegeaid.com. The site provides information and links to services to help with the financial aid process. The company also offers a free financial aid handbook which can be downloaded directly from the site.
In addition to the free web site the company offers a free one hour presentation to schools, churches, or clubs outlining the financial aid process. These presentations allow families to ask questions about the financial aid system and how it may impact their college application decision.
The company is committed to getting information into the public domain that will help families become informed consumers of post-secondary education. An informed consumer is more likely to make the right choices reducing their financial burden.
About the Company
Independent financial aid advisors (IFAA, LLC) was formed to assist families with developing and executing a plan for obtaining the maximum amount of financial aid to pay for their student’s college education. The advisors and support staff have extensive experience in financial aid planning, estate planning, and tax preparation. The company works solely for its clients and does not accept compensation from third parties.
For more information contact:
Timothy R. Wall