College Dorm Room and Legal Checklist

For college freshman, the first steps of independence are approaching quickly.  For both students and parents, a smooth transition into college requires an organized plan.  EFC PLUS has compiled a list of items that you should consider before leaving for college.  Some of your planning will be highly dependent on how far from home your…

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What is the Brunner Test?

Outstanding student loan debt rose six percent from last year and is about to reach a record of more than $1.3 trillion dollars.  I recently read an interesting article title, “Students must demonstrate ‘undue hardship’ to have their loans forgiven – and it could be causing a bubble”.   The authors, Neil H. Hutchens and Richard…

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College Expectations versus Reality

Each year, Accenture Strategy conducts a survey consisting of current college seniors and the prior two years of college graduates.  The survey size is approximately 2,000 students split 1,000 from each group.  It is a great insight into the picture of college expectations versus reality.  The survey covers a series of topics such as job…

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Fred Amrein Presents at College Domination Boot Camp

Students enrolled in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders or the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders had the opportunity to participate in College Domination Boot Camp.  This camp was a special add-on program for the Congress Student Delegates and their parents.  This event was held on June 28, 2016 at the University of…

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Grandparents & College Funds for Grandchildren

This past year, we have had several clients who have wanted to help their grandchildren by making financial contributions toward their college tuition. Confusion arises for grandparents as to the proper way to set up college funds for grandchildren.  It can be difficult since the answer will depend on each grandchild’s family and their specific…

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Student Loans Options for the College Bound Student

Congratulations!  This is an exciting time for both you and your family!  Most families and students have made their college decision and have now moved on to the Senior Proms, high school graduations and parties.  At the same time, colleges are verifying information, organizing orientation days and creating the bill for students planning on attending…

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