With the economy mostly recovered from the recession that began in 2008, things should be looking up for public education funding, right? That’s what I thought, so when I read about the University of Oregon’s proposed 4.8% tuition hike for next year, I thought this deserved some research. Fortunately, Young Invincibles’ Student Impact Project,
I know, I’ve been harping on the FAFSA lately. (Did you fill it out yet? If not, go here to do so.) For those who still have some time before applying to schools, let’s switch gears and talk about where aid comes from. Refresher: Three primary sources of aid: federal government, state governments, and institutions.
If you have students in college, don’t forget to get the tax deductions or credits you’re eligible for. This New York Times article details the available tax breaks and qualifications. Best of all, it’s written in plan English, not IRS-speak.
Shortly after you complete your FAFSA, your Student Aid Report, or SAR, becomes available. The SAR is not an aid offer; it is a summary of your FAFSA and includes your EFC as calculated based on the information you entered. When you receive your SAR, it’s important to
As acceptances and rejections roll in, it’s time for a reminder that success in life is generally more about what you make of the college experience than what school you attend. Bestcolleges.com provides various rankings of schools. A recent one is schools with the most Fortune 500 CEO Graduates. Yes, the top 10 is littered with the usual suspects. But it’s worth…