Will Student Debt Crush Recent Grads’ Retirement

This past week, Think Advisor posted the article titled, “Will Student Debt Crush Recent Grads’ Retirement” written by Emily Zulz.  The article summarizes how college debt hurts an individual’s retirement savings.   The article’s statistics were based from the Center for Retirement Research study on debt and retirement security. The current student loan debt is over…

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Turning the Tide: Admission Process

Today high school students face an enormous amount of pressure and stress within the college admission process.  Beginning the first year of high school, students are encouraged to build a resume of their extracurricular activities, community service, and a challenging curriculum, while achieving exceptional grades.  This includes the academic selection process of taking certain Advanced…

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College Students Face Financial Stress

Each year in December, the Department of Education (DOE) holds the Federal Student Aid Conference (FSA).  It is a national conference for financial aid professionals.  At this conference, I received the updates from the DOE.   I also got an insight on the common issues facing college students and the college financial aid offices.  One common…

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The PATH Act Impacts College Cost

Last week, Congress passed a bill called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes or PATH Act.  The PATH Act has a positive impact on college cost.  President Obama signed the bill on December 18, 2015.  These enhancements will expand the 529 plans qualified expenses and will permanently extend the American Opportunity Credit.  These changes will…

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