APPROACH PROSPECTIVE BUSINESS OWNER CLIENTS SHOWING THEM HOW TO IMPLEMENT AN EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN

APPROACH PROSPECTIVE BUSINESS OWNER CLIENTS SHOWING THEM HOW TO IMPLEMENT AN EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN

Several thousand companies offer tuition assistance programs as a fringe benefit for employees who want to further their college studies. The tax treatment of these Employer Educational Assistance Programs (IRS Section127) can be tax-deductible to the employer and also tax-free, up to $5,250 per year, to the employee. The Tax Relief Act of 2001 extended this benefit to students enrolled in graduate-level studies. Employers are not required to offer educational assistance to employees. Howeve....

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ACT/SAT TEST-OPTIONAL LIST TOPS 1,000 COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING MORE THAN 300 “TOP-TIER” INSTITUTIONS

ACT/SAT TEST-OPTIONAL LIST TOPS 1,000 COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING MORE THAN 300 “TOP-TIER” INSTITUTIONS

As final admissions deadlines loom for high school seniors, a new tally shows that more than 1,000 accredited, four-year colleges and universities now will make decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores. The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest), the leader of the test-optional movement, released the milestone count. Half of the U.S. News “Top 100” liberal arts colleges are on FairTest’s list of test-optional schools. So are a maj....

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HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT: INNOVATION BLENDS TECHNOLOGY AND THE PERSONAL TOUCH

HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT: INNOVATION BLENDS TECHNOLOGY AND THE PERSONAL TOUCH

“We need to question everything; to look for ways in which we can improve, and embrace the imperative of change. At the end of the day, success shouldn’t be measured by how much ivy is on the wall,” said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. “It should be determined by how you’re educating and preparing students for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.” Setting this tone of innovation, Secretary DeVos welcomed over 20 education leaders from across the nation to the Education Innov....

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EXPOSED: LATEST ENDOWMENT DATA REVEALS THE FINANCES OF SO-CALLED "NON-PROFIT" COLLEGES AND WHY THEY NEED TO STOP RAISING PRICES

EXPOSED: LATEST ENDOWMENT DATA REVEALS THE FINANCES OF SO-CALLED "NON-PROFIT" COLLEGES AND WHY THEY NEED TO STOP RAISING PRICES

One of my favorite things to do is to analyze financial data. I have been doing it since college. I know that sounds weird and geekish, but many times I discover unique data that others never or rarely cover. In this case, it’s college endowments. The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) recently issued its annual report, regarding the current state of college endowments. So let me give you some statistics on these so-called “non-profit” money making ....

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