Robert Farrington of The College Investor has a great intro to student loans article here. If you or your student intends to borrow for college and you’re new to the process, it’s a must-read. One of the key points he makes cannot be repeated often enough: With a student loan, YOU are the collateral. As long as you are alive and…
Once again, the BLS’ jobs report shows why college is a good investment, not just for individual students but for society as a whole. The April jobs report, released today, showed a rebound in job creation and further evidence of a consistent issue: Earning a college degree is the best insurance against unemployment.
My last post highlighted some of the tax benefits of 529 plans. One of the lesser-known benefits is that 529 plans get preferential treatment on the FAFSA. How? A couple of ways.
Going back through this blog in an attempt to semi-organize it, I realized I never gave an overview of 529 plans and how they work. That would probably explain all the questions I get about them. So, here are some 529 plan basics.
Is the aid award from your first-choice school insufficient? The New York Times offers some tips for appealing here. A couple of key points in the article: