The American Opportunity Tax Credit - A Major Tax Break for Paying College Tuition

Apr 02, 2019
Of all the federal tax credits and deductions available to help offset the college expenses you pay, this one has the potential to put the most money back in your pocket if you are eligible to claim it. If…

Federal Student Loan Repayment Tips for Recent Grads

Jul 17, 2019
If you graduated from college this year with federal student loans, you may have some repayment decisions to make soon. Here are a few tips to help with those decisions. Find out when you begin repaying…

The Two Estate-Planning Documents You Need for College-Bound Kids

Sep 10, 2020
Estate Planners are seeing a new trend where their clients are increasingly requesting to put estate-planning documents in place for their college-bound kids. This aligns with the new data that shows young…

5 Things to Know About the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Oct 22, 2020
Beginning on October 1, millions of American college students and their parents will fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year. This application…

Giving the gift of Education with a 529 Education Savings Plan

Nov 24, 2020
If you want to give a gift to a child that will have a lasting impact on his or her life, consider contributing to the child’s college savings plan using a 529 Savings Plan.   Why use a 529 plan? 529…

Test Your Knowledge of 529 Plans

Jun 10, 2021
529 education savings plans are a tax-smart way to save for college and other levels of education. Here’s an opportunity to see how much you know about these popular plans. True or False: You can open…