Clients may not realize it, but an hour with a financial planner might save them thousands when it comes to evaluating financial offer letters from colleges. Now might be the time to offer them overall advice or your assessment.  “In order to make sure you get the best possible college financial package, you need to examine every offer with a critical eye,” says Scott Anderson, President of eduLaunchpad.com.   “Unfortunately, waiting often produces impatience.  And impatience can lead a student to take a bad college offer.”

Hence, the first piece of advice:  Wait until you have all the college financial offers in hand before making a decision.

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