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113. Tips for Planning for College for Single Parents

Tess Connolly LCSW talks with Brad Baldridge, one of the nation’s leading college financial planning experts. Today on the podcast we talk about ways to manage planning for your child beginning college as single parents.


  • Learn about Brad and the work that he does.  

  • Brad shares with us some ways that we as single parents can start planning for college.  

  • Tess and Brad talk about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and recent updates and also touches on the Pell Grant and SAI (Student Aid Index). 

  • Tess and Brad speak about how retirement plans and if they affect grants that you may be applying for.     

  • Brad shares some tips and tricks for beginning college that parents should pay attention to when your child is beginning high school. 

  • Tess and Brad talk about the 529 and how this is factored into the SAI. 

  • Tess and Brad discuss visiting colleges and getting our children to think about the options that are available to them. 

  • Tess and Brad talk about tips and tricks if you are a parent who is a business owner. 

  • Brad shares with us what he has available on his website that can help with gathering information to help parents with decisions going forward.   

  • Brad is most grateful for his family and spending time with them.  


Learn more about Brad here 👉

Find Brad’s resources here 👉 Resources - Taming The High Cost of College


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