Interview + Q&A with a College Financial Advisor

Recorded Thursday, February 11 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Moriah Kofsky as she interviews Bob Falcon about how students and parents can make financially responsible decisions to pay for school. We'll have a live Q&A as well, so come ready with all questions related to funding college!

Bob is the President and Founder of College Funding Solutions and a Financial Advisor and Founder of Falcon Wealth Managers. A licensed CPA and CFP® Professional, Bob prevents parents and students from making financial mistakes that could derail their futures by helping families estimate the financial impact of prospective colleges before students apply.

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Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
29:20@BirbJay:Is there a notable effect between attending a private vs a public high school when applying for need-based aid?
30:10@mimi:When you said loan amount < starting salary, do you mean TOTAL loan amount for 4 years or just one-year's loan amount?
31:48@smontague98:What changes do you forsee with FASFA taking out the EFC? Will it help or hurt students and families trying to play for college?
36:20@IsabelaFermo:For those going into med school/graduate school, how does the loan amount apply to starting salary (since you'd require much larger loans for more years)?
38:12@anonymous:My parents are immigrants and I am going to be a first generation student. My parents have no idea what the financial process of college is. I am currently a junior in high school. My family's income is less that $60,000 and have no assets. What advice would you give me? And how much money would I have to pay if I were to go to an ivy league school?
40:53@anonymous:When should you apply for FAFSA for high schoolers?
41:27@rmuzakir22:How would you be able to figure out what your starting salary after 4 years would be when you're only a senior in high school?
42:54@anonymous:What’s your opinion on attending a community college to get your undergrad, then moving on to a university?
47:23@BirbJay:Does financial aid change significantly during a person's 4-years of college? How so and why?
50:00@anonymous: We are day to day are economically strapped. My son is set to receive a $100,000 inheritance at 18 (beginning of his senior HS school) What will that do to a financial packets from potential schools. He is a superb student with for lack of better words has a great resume-
52:18@anonymous:I heard in a student panel that if you come into your freshman year with too many credits that your tuition costs increases, is this true?
52:50@BirbJay:Can international students outside of the US apply for FASFA? What about US students living out of the country?
53:40@ScholarCrestard:I'm a freshman in high school what are some ways for me to prepare for financing college.
53:54@BirbJay:Is there financial aid for trade school and community college?
54:54@anonymous:If I transfer my money to my parent's account, will I get more financial aid?
55:29@smontague98:What financial advice do you give to students in the following situation? A student's family income isn't enough to qualify for large amounts of financial need, even though they don't make enough to afford college. How can students get more aid?


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