OPINION: IN HIGHER ED, LOWER ENROLLMENT ISN’T THE ONLY SIGN OF TROUBLE

OPINION: IN HIGHER ED, LOWER ENROLLMENT ISN’T THE ONLY SIGN OF TROUBLE

With a doctoral degree in chemical engineering in hand, I decided to immigrate to the United States in the late 1960s from the United Kingdom because of three key attributes about America: Its top university system, its moon-reaching technological prowess and its booming, low-unemployment economy. Today, disconcertingly, there are a number of signs that the U.S. university system is in decline, even while these other attributes continue to flourish. One measure of the health of higher educatio....

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HERE’S HOW THE NEW 2018 TAX LAW CAN AFFECT YOUR COLLEGE FUNDING CLIENTS

HERE’S HOW THE NEW 2018 TAX LAW CAN AFFECT YOUR COLLEGE FUNDING CLIENTS

Just in time for 2018, Congress pushed through the new tax-overhaul bill. No doubt many CCFS® advisors are wondering how these new laws will impact their clients’ financial aid. I know this because I have been inundated with emails and support questions regarding the subject. I read IRS code a lot.I have a deep knowledge base regarding taxes. I have access to some of the best CPAs in the country. We have many members that are CPAs. I have read the new tax bill and I have consulted with a few....

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Headed for Divorce? Financial considerations to make sure your children receive a college education

Headed for Divorce? Financial considerations to make sure your children receive a college education

When parents divorce, a big concern is the children and how to pay for future college expenses and retirement at the same time. Parents with younger children can plan ahead and make contributions to a college savings fund before the child graduates high school. However, parents with children about to attend college have a more immediate concern when drawing up a college support agreement. This is where a financial advisor who is a Certified College Funding Specialist (CCFS®) can become invalu....

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In rural Maine, a university eliminates most F's in an effort to increase graduation rates

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most F's in an effort to increase graduation rates

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