While a lot of kids are celebrating the arrival of summer and planning trips to the pool and beach, many students are heading back to school for the summer. If you are one of them, there is some good news for you! For the first time in the history of the Federal Pell Grant, students who have used all of their Pell Grant eligibility in the fall and spring semesters can receive additional grant funding for summer school. The change, legislated by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, is
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If you have a student in college or one who’s college-bound and you’re wondering how you’re going to pay that bill, now’s your chance to hear the creator of this blog, Reecy Aresty, live on WDEL 1150AM, Saturday, May 30th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join Spencer Graves as he interviews Reecy and call 478-9335 or toll free downstate and out of Delaware 800-544-1150.лаптоп For the past three decades Reecy has helped thousands of families send their kids to the college of their c
The Obama education tax credit will not only target lower income families, but those of middle income families as well. Here's how the numbers stack up for two families of 4: Adjusted gross income $66,000 Itemized deductions 20,000 4 exemptions @$3,500 14,000 Taxable Income $ 32,000 Tax $ 4,000 Tax credit 4,000 Tax due
Sallie Mae announced that it would no longer offer consolidations under the federally guaranteed loan program. Students typically consolidate their loans after they graduate, combining loans from each of their years in college into a single loan to make it easier to manage when paying back the money, assuming there is a better loan rate.
Reported by Heather LaRoi - La Crosse Tribune With about a week to go before classes start at UW System schools, nearly 3,800 college students around the state are still waiting to hear what kind of financial aid they will -- or will not -- receive for the upcoming school year. The ongoing wrangling over the state budget has meant an unprecedented number of students have been put on a wait list for financial aid through the need-based Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) program. A
Reported by Doug Lederman in Inside Higher Ed A portent of things to come. One of our favorite and most astute education writers, Doug Lederman, informs us that there could be more investigations on college campuses with those who are "sleeping with the enemy." The National Association of College and University Business Officers plans to review its existing policies on the interaction between exhibitors and attendees at its annual meetings and to propose a set of "best practices"
Reported by Erin Wood in The Battalion Texas colleges received notification Friday that returning students who renewed "B on Time" loans would be given them. "We received our allocation notice from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Friday afternoon indicating their intent to honor all renewal requests," said Joe Pettibon, head of student financial aid at Texas A&M. The B on Time loan rewards students who graduate in four years with at least a B average by eliminating t
Burlington Free Press - Reported by Terri Hallenbeck Kelly Walsh thought she wanted to go out of state to college -- not necessarily far away -- but somewhere else. A $3,000 enticement from the state helped change her mind. She will attend the University of Vermont in the fall and feels very good about it. Walsh, who graduated Saturday from Mount Mansfield Union High School, is among the first Vermonters to receive a Next Generation Scholarship from the state. The 18-year-old from Unde
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What started out as informative Financial Aid Nights every fall and evolved into College Goal Sunday in January has now transformed itself into the largest student loan scandal in history! Evolution In the fall when seniors begin applying to colleges, thousands of guidance departments present informative evenings where parents are introduced, often for the first time, to the financial aid process. While most find the system complicated, confusing and intimidating, for far too many