Press Release
2021 Great Advice for Parents Offers Financial Aid, Pandemic Guidance

Lincoln, Neb. (August 31, 2021) – The sixth edition of Inceptia’s e-guide, Great Advice for Parents, is now available. This free resource provides expert information and tips for high school families as they plan for college and beyond.


The guide is the result of Inceptia’s partnership with personal finance site NerdWallet, with this year’s focus on making admissions and financial aid decisions in a continuing pandemic.


“We know we can’t predict what college will be like in the fall of 2022, but we can share what we learned over the last year to help students understand the big picture,” says Carissa Uhlman, vice president of student success at Inceptia.


“It’s no longer as simple as completing a FAFSA and choosing the best-fit school. Now, students may be considering a gap year, or a financial aid appeal, or they may choose to prioritize a college’s health and wellness services above all else. Today’s high school students have much bigger considerations than ever before and we’re proud that this year’s guide addresses these challenges head-on.”


The 2021 edition of Great Advice for Parents covers these topics and more, with articles like:

  • 5 Things to Consider When Picking a College in the COVID-19 Era
  • The FAFSA Opens In October: Why You Should Apply ASAP
  • How to Get a Professional Judgment for Financial Aid


As part of Inceptia’s nonprofit mission, this guide is a free resource for high school and college educators, counselors, coaches, and mentors, as well as other nonprofit organizations that assist students and families in preparing for college. It is available for free download or shared with students and families via our downloadable Great Advice for Parents flyer.


Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. For more than 35 years, Inceptia and NSLP have helped millions of students achieve their higher education dreams at schools nationwide. Our mission is to support schools in illuminating a path towards educational and financial success for students and families, allowing them to pursue their dreams of reaching their full potential. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time delivering meaningful learning experiences across the student lifecycle that fosters education and personal development.


NerdWallet is on a mission to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. As a personal finance website and app, NerdWallet provides consumers with personalized, unbiased advice so they can make smart money moves. From finding the best credit card to buying a house to investing their next dollar, and more, NerdWallet is there to help consumers make financial decisions with confidence. Consumers have free access to our expert content, tools and tailored advice that help them stay on top of their finances, and save them time and money, giving them the freedom to do more. For more information, visit