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- Sep 19, 2016

You might have heard that the next FAFSA® will be available on October 1, 2016 as opposed to January 1, 2017. Well, it’s not a myth! If you (or your child) are planning to go to college during the 2017–18 academic year, you’ll want to make sure you have your facts straight. Check out the 7 myths about the FAFSA below.

To read the full article, visit blog.ed.gov/2016/09/7-myths-2017-18-fafsa/.




- Sep 19, 2016

Many college students are newbies at managing their own finances, making them attractive targets for a new type of phone scam that aims to steal their money and personal information.

To view the full article, visit finance.yahoo.com/news/scam-targets-college-students-130006628.html.




- Sep 12, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.”

To read the full article visit, irs.gov/uac/irs-warns-of-back-to-school-scams.





- Jul 06, 2016

Tax scammers work year-round; they don’t take the summer off. The IRS urges you to stay vigilant against calls from scammers impersonating the IRS. Here are several tips from the IRS to help you avoid being a victim.

To view the full article, visit www.irs.gov/uac/irs-says-be-alert-for-tax-scams.
 



- Jun 30, 2016

Not graduating college on time might cost parents and students more than you'd think.  For the full article visit, http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/20/college-victory-laps-can-cost-an-extra-300k.html



- Feb 25, 2016

Students should be aware of potential tax scams. Visit the IRS website to read up on the latest tax scams and consumer alerts.



- Feb 05, 2016

Congratulations! You submitted your 2016–17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Wondering what happens next? Find out about a few things to look out for here.



- Jan 27, 2016

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits. This change affects beneficiaries differently. Please see the VA website for more information. 



- Sep 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 11.8 percent for students who entered repayment in FY 2012. That drop was across all sectors of higher education—public, private and for-profit institutions.

To view the full article, visit www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/cohort-default-rate-continues-drop-across-all-higher-ed-sectors.


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