FAFSA News – FSA ID Replaces PIN

As of May 10, 2015, the U. S. Department of Education replaced the FAFSA PIN with the Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The new FSA ID will allow students and parents access to the FAFSA with a username and password rather than having to enter sensitive information such as name, date of birth and social […]

My 2 Cents on College Night

This is the time of year when high school guidance counselors and representatives from various colleges meet with the parents of high school students preparing for college. They give tips about how to best conquer the application process and how to apply for financial aid.  Often, these representatives will advise against hiring a professional to […]

Attention: Accountants and Financial Planners

We all understand that our clients have different needs at varied stages of life.  Here are a few issues with which you need to be familiar in helping your clients plan for college:   Don’t automatically use a Form 1040 if the family is eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ.  Using the simplified tax […]

10 Tips For College Visits

The college visit is an important part of the application process and is viewed by the admissions office as a demonstration of your interest toward the school.  While we may not be able to visit every college on our list, there is no better way to get a real feel for the school and many […]