College financial planning

FINALLY! Student Loan Rates Set for Academic Year 2013-2014

by Guest Author: Todd Weaver of Strategies for College The 113th Congress has agreed on something! Yes, it’s true! The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 passed the House and Senate earlier this summer. After all of the moaning and groaning from both sides of the aisle, the Higher Education Act of 1965 has… Continue reading FINALLY! Student Loan Rates Set for Academic Year 2013-2014

College financial planning

SAGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM OFFERS TUITION SAVINGS

By Guest writer Todd Fothergill The SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program is a college saving plan like no other. By enrolling in Tuition Rewards, students will earn guaranteed minimum scholarships at over 290 participating private colleges and universities across America. The scholarships can equal up to one full year's tuition! Tuition Reward Points accrue like… Continue reading SAGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM OFFERS TUITION SAVINGS

College financial planning, Planning

COLLEGE WEBSITES MUST NOW INCLUDE “NET PRICE CALCULATORS”

by Todd Fothergill and Tom McGrath Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to go to a college or university website, enter your financial data into a secure calculator and get the real annual cost to you if your son or daughter were admitted to that school? The new Net Price Calculators (NPC) are… Continue reading COLLEGE WEBSITES MUST NOW INCLUDE “NET PRICE CALCULATORS”

College financial planning

Strategies for College

by Our Friends At  Strategies for College A financial planner asked us recently why our Friends at Strategies for College created the College Search GamePLAN teaching platform for college search, admissions and funding.Our long time colleague, Tom McGrath had this image in his library, and it provided a clear answer… We are like the grizzly… Continue reading Strategies for College

College financial planning

STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE ON MDTAXES.COM

by Our Friends At Strategies for College The weather is getting hot. Picnics, barbecues and getting in the water somewhere are the thoughts that occupy our minds. There might even be brief occasions when a high school student might think about getting into college, or a parent might be concerned about finding money for college,… Continue reading STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE ON MDTAXES.COM

College financial planning

WHAT IS COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING?

Sending a child to college ain't cheap. According to our friends at Strategies for College, "The average published private college cost last year was $37,390, while public, in-state tuition was $18,326.  Last year only 5 schools in the nation had total fees exceeding $50,000. This year, nearly 60 schools charge that much per year! What… Continue reading WHAT IS COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING?

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FUNDING YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE TUITION BILL TODAY

by Richard S. Schwartz, CPA, CVA For most people, three of the largest expenses they will incur in their lifetime are buying a house, saving for retirement, and paying for a child's college education. Buying a home is generally done via a mortgage to make it affordable for the everyday person. Saving for retirement is… Continue reading FUNDING YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE TUITION BILL TODAY