Press Release
Inceptia and NerdWallet Release Great Advice for Parents

Lincoln, Neb. (September 7, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Nebraska nonprofit Inceptia and personal finance company NerdWallet have partnered to create a free eGuide, “Great Advice for Parents.” The guide, which features a collection of articles from NerdWallet’s experts, is intended to provide parents and students with valuable information regarding college planning and finances.


"Avoiding burdensome college debt starts well before students ever set foot on campus," says Brianna McGurran, student loans expert at NerdWallet. "Understanding the financial aid families are eligible for, how much money they can afford to contribute, and the risks of taking on too much debt now can have a significant long-term impact on their financial health."


This year’s guide was developed to help parents and students answer the tough questions of college choice and affordability, as well as student financial responsibility. “With increasing tuition and expenses, we know that it’s no longer just parents who worry about the cost of college” says Carissa Uhlman, vice president of student success at Inceptia. “We want to help families start having these critical money discussions now so they can plan wisely for college costs, and focus on student success once they start classes.”


The 2017 edition of Great Advice for Parents contains articles that focus on three distinct areas:

  • Planning for College
  • Tips for Parents
  • Tips for Students


“Great Advice for Parents” is also meant to be a useful resource for high school 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 may be shared with students and families through 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 financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students at 5,500 schools reach their higher education dreams. Each year, we help more than 220,000 students learn how to pay for college, borrow wisely, resolve their delinquency issues, and repay their student loan obligations. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time focusing on students.


NerdWallet offers consumers clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. Whether it’s credit cards, insurance, student loans or investing, people lack the clear, unbiased information they need to make the best choice. With NerdWallet, consumers have free access to user-friendly tools and advice that save time and money, and give them the freedom to do more. NerdWallet is based in San Francisco and employs more than 440 Nerds. For more information, visit