Using a Parent PLUS Loan

The stress of the college decision process is complete for most families, congratulations!  The next step is paying for college.  Due to the high cost of college, many families may be considering a Parent PLUS loan as an option.  Here are some items to consider when financing your child’s education with a Parent PLUS Loan.…

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College Affordability Tops the List according to 2017 Princeton Review Survey

During the month of April, student and families will be reviewing their financial aid award letter and trying to determine which institution fits their academic, financial and overall college fit. At the same time, high school juniors and their parents are getting in the starting gates for the college admission marathon ahead.  I like to…

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DRT Suspended Until Fall 2017

UPDATE:  Please read our 6/8/17 blog for DRT UPDATES concerning student loan borrowers. As an update to our prior article, “Filing FAFSA Options While DRT is Down”, we wanted to keep families aware of the update on the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).  The Department of Education (DOE) and the IRS have decided that the DRT…

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College Funding and Student Loan Advisor Certification Program

College Affordability LLC, the owner of EFC PLUS software, is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive college funding and student loan advisor certification program.  As college affordability and student debt has become a growing concern for more families, financial advisors need more information to solve this problem. According to a recent FINRA study,…

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DRT is suspended by IRS

  Recent Update – Click – DRT Suspended till Fall 2017   The Department of Education made an announcement that the Data Retrieval Tool or DRT is suspended by the IRS due to possible identity theft concerns.  It will remain unavailable for several weeks.  The DRT tool is used to link your FAFSA and IRS information. …

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