These Tax Benefits Can Cut Your Cost Of College!

Did you know that tax benefits can cut your cost of college? As the April 15th tax deadline approaches, there’s some good news for parents and students – the federal government provides a number of tax benefits that can help defray the cost of higher education. These tax incentives come in a couple of forms: Tax credits,…

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The Verification Process

Once the government calculates your family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), it will then be displayed on your Student Aid Report (SAR). And once the colleges receive their copy of your SAR, they may decide to do a verification (audit) of the financial information provided by your family. Verification is a simple process for families and…

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Attention Business Owners – Would You Like A Big College Funding Break!

Business owners are afforded more tax breaks than employees of corporations, and the financial aid system is no different. Under the Federal Deficit Reduction Act, the owner(s) of family-controlled businesses with 100, or fewer, employees can exclude their entire business assets when filing the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) next year. Since…

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How Out-Of-State Students Can Get In-State Tuition

How Out-Of-State Students Can Get In-State Tuition One way to reduce the cost of higher education is to attend a public university. However, the student may face a huge “cost premium” if he or she does not qualify as a resident of the state where the public university is located. In the past, elaborate rules…

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