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Will My Scholarships Be Taxable?

First, congratulations on winning that scholarship! This is a great question, especially now that it’s tax time. Scholarships are generally considered “free money” and not taxed. But…We’re talking about taxes, so there are exceptions. Let’s take a quick look at which situations are taxable and which are not. Non-Taxable Scholarships Scholarships, grants and fellowships are…

Think You’re Too Wealthy to Apply for Financial Aid? Think Again

You earn a good income, own a nice home or two, have money saved for college plus healthy retirement savings. There is no way you will qualify for need based financial aid. Why would you bother completing those cumbersome, intrusive financial aid applications? I often hear this question. Most of my clients, looking for help…

College Planning - Field of Golden Wheat

Keep Your Summer Golden with These 5 College Planning Tips

Rising Seniors: As the sun lights up summer evenings, you can bask in the relaxation of BBQs and pool parties.  It’s an enchanting feeling of getting lost in the warmth and timelessness.  As you recharge, it’s also a crucial period of preparation for the final bow of your high school career and the exciting college…

10 Weird Scholarships

10 Weird Scholarships for 2015-16

Paying for college can be stressful and overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.  Did you know that by fully embracing your inner weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition?  It’s true!  There are a ton of wacky, unusual and just plain weird scholarships…