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December 2015

Getting Ready for the FAFSA

Shocking but true: 2016 is nearly here. That means many people will be filling out the FAFSA for the first time in just a few weeks. The FAFSA itself will be available on January 1. If you would like to prepare before filling it out, the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available now. Although the worksheet

Computers and 529 Plans

The PATH Act of 2015, aka the budget deal signed last week, included a bonus for families of college students: computers, software and peripherals are now Qualified Higher Education Expenses eligible for purchase via 529 plan funds. Previously computers had to be required by the school in order to be eligible. (One could of course argue

Test Scores and Aid

Does  your student have some down time during the winter break? A quick and easy way to make some money is to do some test prep for the ACT or SAT. In fact, this is likely to pay off far more than any juggling strategies you might be attempting with your income or assets in order to