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Tight job market could help kill taxpayer-funded college racketeering

Tight job market could help kill taxpayer-funded college racketeering

For decades, parents have sacrificed themselves and students have gone into debt to fund college degrees that lead nowhere. But the college scam could soon break out. Not thanks to a moral wake-up call from college administrators. Instead, a tight job market is prompting more employers, including Google, IBM and some state governments, to drop …

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Changes to the financial aid formula could affect how much you pay for college

Some families applying for college financial aid this year may get less help than in the past, thanks to a little-known change to the underlying formula. Families who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year will see the Asset Protection Benefit drop to $0, ending a years-long trend …

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The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

If you’re a grandparent looking to save the day by helping your grandkids pay for college, take a look at a tax-efficient 529 college savings plan before the end of the year. Rule changes to federal financial aid calculations in 2023 mean new investment opportunities are open for family members to help without hurting financial …

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