There’s no comprehensive checklist that works for every family, but there are several planning principles everyone should consider. There is no one particular financial move which everyone should make when planning for college funding. But there are important principles which everyone should consider. First, financial aid is part of the “enrollment management” process that colleges use to get the students that they are looking for, said David Slater, co-founder of College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) in Roseland. READ MORE.