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College Tax Credits and Divorce

Divorced parents are probably already well aware that the financial piece of planning for college is mystifying at best. With tax season upon us, divorced parents planning to claim one of the available college tax credits– American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit– need to know that the credit is only available to the parent who claims the student…

Pell Grants for 2015-2016

One of the great things about filling out the FAFSA is, you become eligible for all the federal aid that’s out there. Pell Grants are one form of aid that many people are surprised to find they’re eligible for. Pell Grants are awarded on a strict need basis. However, because of the way the aid formulas work, a middle-class family…

Common FAFSA Mistakes

Get ready: the FAFSA is coming. The 2015-2016 FAFSA will be available in just a couple of days, on Jan. 1. Here are some common mistakes people make in completing the FAFSA: Not doing it: Yes, the FAFSA takes time but no, you should not skip it, even if you don’t think you’ll be eligible for aid. Why not? Because…

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