Ann Garcia, CFP® – Choosing a College and How to Pay for It

Ann Garcia

Ann Garcia is the owner of Independent Progressive Advisors, author of The College Financial Lady blog, and author of How to Pay for College.

Ann discusses how to choose a college, how much aid you might expect from different colleges, and strategies about how to use 529 plans. She even shares how her family approached college tours, choosing where to apply, and how to pay for college for her two children.

I appreciated Ann’s insights and strategies about how to approach the entire college process from start to finish. It’s a complicated system with hard to navigate rules, and Ann makes sure you are prepared to tackle it.

One of my favorite quotes from the discussion is:

“Colleges know this is a love affair for you. It’s a business for them.”