Michael Kitces posts link to EFC PLUS

Michael Kitces of Nerd’s Eye View posted a link to the EFC PLUS 2016 FAFSA and DRT Process article.  He has a weekly executive summary where he writes about financial planning strategies and practice management.   This article was posted for his readers in the October 8-9 summary as part of the weekend reading for financial…

10 Shattered Myths about Financial Aid

Fred Amrein, developer of EFC PLUS software was recently quoted in the 9/16/16 US News article, “10 Shattered Myths about Financial Aid”, written by Farran Powell. The author lists 10 myths about applying for financial aid and filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.  The author debunks the following 10 myths:…

September is College Saving Month

September is College Saving Month and Fred Amrein will be presenting one of the free educational webinars for the PA 529 Savings Plan program.  PA Treasury is hosting these free webinars to promote College Saving.  Fred Amrein will be one of the industry professionals who will present the free webinar on College Affordability: Strategies to…

Fintech Finalists for XYPN16

Fred Amrein was mentioned in the August 11, 2016 Investment News article titled, “XY Planning Network’s Fintech Contest Introduces Innovative Software Ideas”.  This article lists the six fintech finalists for XYPN16 conference that will be held in September.  XYPN is an organization of financial advisers serving Gen X and Gen Y clients. EFC PLUS is…

This is what keeps parents, students up at night

Fred Amrein was quoted in the June, 2016 CNBC article titled, “This is what keeps students, parents up at night”.  The author, Jessica Dickler wrote about the difficult task of paying for college and the resulting stress parents feel. Fred is quoted on how families should consider the outcome of college during the college selection…

The Best Way to Help a Grandchild With College

John Wasik from the New York Times recently quoted Fred Amrein in his article titled, “The Best Ways to Help a Grandchild with College”.   In the May 27, 2016 article, the author states how a 529 college saving plan can be a college funding vehicle used by grandparents.   Fred gives insights for grandparents on gifting…

Getting out of College Debt: Four Strategies

In March, 2016, author John Wasik wrote an article for Forbes titled, “Getting out of College Debt: Four Strategies”. With student debt reaching 1.2 trillion, John outlines the following four strategies for getting out of college debt: Do the numbers first Find the best repayment plan Know the total cost of a loan in a…