About this webinar

With today’s college costs, financial aid is a crucial part of applying to college. But the application process is long, complex and overwhelming and filled with uncertainty, anxiety and many questions. Making mistakes is costly and can reduce your financial aid, so it’s critical for you to get the information right to qualify for the largest awards. In this 45-minute workshop, Paul Martin of College Money Method will provide the expertise you need to:

  • Understand how the colleges use your application to determine your financial aid awards.
  • Learn key differences between FAFSA and CSS Profile applications and which colleges require each.
  • Know what financial information does and does not need to be reported for each application.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls you need to avoid that reduce your financial aid.
  • Receive tips and insights on filling out applications to increase your financial aid.
About the speakers
Paul Martin

Paul Martin is founder of College Money Method, a financial advisory focused on helping families with college affordability and the financial aid process. A graduate of Harvard and MIT, his passion for this work stems from his own experience going through it alone as a first-generation college student. In addition to working with individual families, Paul partners with high schools to provide education and resources on financial aid and paying for college to students and families of all economic backgrounds. Paul is member of the National College Advocacy Group, a non-profit comprised of financial planners focusing on college access and affordability.