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On episode 178, Alexis Avila talks to Todd Weaver, MBA, College Financial Aid Advisor, and Vice President of Strategies for College. Todd specializes in integrating the college selection process within cost management parameters for the families he works with. On today’s episode Todd gives us his best financial aid tips that parents must know.

Our Guest:

Todd Weaver got into college financial planning, in particular during the time that he was a graduate student at Northeastern University. Todd was working in the financial aid office a couple of decades ago. He learned all about financial aid’s ins and outs and how it works for some people and doesn’t work for others. He was able to find a great fit working with a company called Strategies for College. It has been around for nearly 30 years now, doing the college funding and college selection process integrating to help families find the best fit for their wallet and their student’s academic and social needs.

Three Financial Aid Tips Families Must Know

  1. Get to know our EFC (expected family contribution).
  2. Families should have their financial planning done by onset of 10th grade.
  3. File your forms by October of 12th grade.

Listen to my other podcast with with Todd Weaver Episode #65 How to Appeal Your Financial Aid Award

Did you know? Todd Weaver offers a free evaluation of your EFC. Contact him at for more info.

What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast about Three Financial Aid Tips Families Must Know? Do you have any questions for Toddy Weaver and Alexis Avila?

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