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:
Let’s say your student didn’t get accepted at First Choice U. And they’re less than thrilled with the choices available to them. And they can name all kinds of humongously successful people who don’t have college degrees and they tell you maybe they