…you PLAN in advance, you UNDERSTAND the financial aid process and you ACT early enough to be successful. Financial Aid goes to the families that plan in advance - ideally before December of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process. You will learn strategies that may increase your family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business. Procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options.