Archives for December 2011

College Degrees: The 3-Year Plan

Colleges around the country are making it possible for students to earn a full college degree in just three years. Currently, the national average to earn a bachelor’s degree is 4.7 years, but an increasing number of students are trying to save on tuition costs by finishing early. There have always been some students who’ve managed to graduate in … [Read more...]

FAFSA: Your Gateway to Financial Aid

There's no question that the month of January is the month to complete the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Equally, there's no question that the FAFSA is the gateway to billions of dollars of financial aid. With that in mind, its imperative the FAFSA form be submitted correctly. But, depending upon the statistic you … [Read more...]

College Related Tax Strategies to Consider Going Into 2012

As 2011 draws to a close, it’s time to make decisions about tax strategies going into the New Year. If you have students in college and have paid tuition in 2011 for 2012 classes, you can choose whether to take a deduction or tax credit on your 2011 or 2012 returns. Be aware, however, that the Tuition and Fees deduction currently allowed for up to … [Read more...]

Top 10 FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid

Are you ready to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Because the government and colleges give aid on a first come, first serve basis, it’s important to be submit as early as possible. Unfortunately a mistake on your FAFSA can delay processing for weeks, moving your application behind the countless others that were … [Read more...]

December 2011: All About the FAFSA Application & More

Greetings! Are you ready to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Because the government gives aid on a first come, first serve basis, it's important to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Keep reading for more details about why and our December 20th FAFSA workshop that will focus specifically on the … [Read more...]