Kate Miller is a writer and mother of three teenagers and
young adults. After attending a community college in California, she
transferred to the University of California and graduated with a B.S. degree in
biology. When it was time for her children to attend college, she started this
website to share what she learned with others about financial aid for college.
Her children have attended both public colleges and private universities, including a local community college, Cal Poly, Boston University, and Reed College. Kate and her children are paying for college by a variety of means, including 529 college savings plans, summer jobs, part-time jobs, work-study, private scholarships, institutional grants, and student loans.
Sheila Loghman is an educator and a college counselor. After graduating from University of Washington with her M.S. degree in engineering, she worked for many years as an engineer, a technical consultant, and an educator. She currently runs her private education practice where she tutors students in science, mathematics, SAT/ACT math and is working on her college counseling certification.
Her son attends Harvard University. Sheila and her son are paying for college by a variety of means, including 529 college savings plans, summer internships, Pell Grants, Federal Work-Study, and institutional grants and scholarships.
We are a team of parents who started this website in 2011 when researching financial aid for college for our high school seniors. We were disappointed with the lack of good, easy to find information about paying for college. Our passion and persistence led us to a lot of solid information which we decided to share with you - all for free. We do not require you to provide any personal information to access our website.
All of the information has been carefully researched and whenever possible, we provide you the links to the official website, e.g. the official FAFSA website, or corporate scholarship websites. Sometimes the information is not available on those websites, usually because it is seasonal. We provide you the most current information that we can find, which we believe to be reliable but is not guaranteed.
Most financial aid information for one year is fairly reliable for the next year. If you see a scholarship that looks interesting but the application deadline has passed, check back in time for the following year. Sometimes funding cuts mean a grant or scholarship is eliminated, but most will be offered again for the following year.
We hope you enjoy our website. If you would like to contact us, please use the form below.
Kate and Sheila
The Friendly Team at College Financial Aid Advice