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…

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,…

FAFSA Filing Options While DRT is Down

This is just an update to EFC PLUS March 10th blog concerning the suspension of the Data Retrieval Tool or DRT.  In case you are unaware of what is going on with the DRT, the Department of Education made an announcement that the IRS suspended the DRT due to possible identity theft.   As of…

The High School Sports Show

Fred Amrein was recently part of a panel of speakers for the High School Sports Show with host and producer Rich Henkels.  The New Talk 990AM show was taped live on March 20, 2017 at the Barnaby’s Restaurant on West Chester Pike in Havertown, PA.  The show also aired high school athletes from the Delaware…

Drilling Down into a college financial aid offer

Fred Amrein, developer of EFC PLUS software was quoted in the CBS MarketWatch article titled, “Drilling down into a college financial aid offer”.  The author, John Wasik wrote about the complexities of sorting through the financial aid award letters and how you can streamline the award comparison process to make better value decisions. Fred is…

Fred Amrein speaks for BKD

Fred Amrein was one of the speakers for BKD Wealth Advisors annual team conference.  The event was held on March 2, 2017 at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri.  Fred spoke on Building Strategies for College Affordability and Student Loan Repayment.  Key topics were financial aid positioning, proper debt structuring, student loan repayment and student loan…