Category Archives: College

Student debt: It pays to consider the alternatives first

Will someone in your family be heading off to college soon? Before you take out student loans to pay tuition and other expenses, consider the results of a recent survey conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The survey found that more than 80% of those surveyed said they made financial or personal sacrifices to pay back student… (more…)

Back to school? Check this tax credit

If you or a member of your family is off to college this fall, you may be eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Eligible students may take this credit for the first four years of higher education. The credit can be up to $2,500 annually. Expenses that qualify for the credit include tuition, fees, and related expenses. Forty percent… (more…)