Insider Tips for the week of January 7, 2023

529 plan funds can be rolled over into Roth IRAs – Tucked into the year-end spending bill just signed into law was a major change that allows 529 plan funds to roll over into Roth IRAs. Check out our latest article for the details. Choices and options – a blueprint for college admission – Georgia…

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Highly Selective College Deferring and Suggesting EDII? Here’s What to Know

Deferred at your highly selective school, with an option to choose Early Decision II?  Here’s what you need to know. Numbers of applications submitted to Highly/Most Selective Colleges continues its strong upward trend during the currect application cycle.  Admissions officers have speculated a number of reasons for this much higher rate of applications.   Online learning…

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Deferred: What to Know and What to Do Next

1.5 MIN VIDEO: “Why Was I Deferred, and What Do I Do About It?”   Deferred: What to Know and What to Do Next This is the season for colleges to release Early Action/Early Decision/Restrictive or Single-Choice Early Action decisions. We know that this is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Year over year, the…

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529 Plan Funds can be rolled over into Roth IRAs

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By Heidi King, College Inside Track   Tucked into the year-end federal spending package was a new provision allowing 529 Plan funds to be rolled over into Roth IRAs tax and penalty free. This significant change takes effect in 2024. Here are the key details:   The benefit is for 529 plan beneficiaries (as opposed…

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Make The Most Of Your College Tour!

By CIT Consultant Lessa Scherrer See also Insider Tips on the Successful College Tour, with CIT Consultant Lessa Scherrer   Traditionally, the college tour consists of an information session led by someone from the admissions office and a student-led campus tour. Over the last few years, many tours have been restricted to outside visits to…

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Insider tips for the week of December 3, 2022

Financial aid formula changes – CIT’s Chris Wills explains how little-known changes to the financial aid formula for the 2023-24 school year could affect how much you pay for college (these are different from the significant changes occurring the following year). Take a couple minutes to see if you may be impacted. What does a…

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College Inside Track Alumni Newsletter – Fall 2022

Student loans and loan forgiveness – Join us for a webinar exclusive to CIT alumni on Thurs, Dec. 1 at Noon CT, on everything you need to know about student loans and loan forgiveness. 3 ways to help an overwhelmed student – Former Stanford academic coach Adina Glickman provides terrific, practical advice for parents to…

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Insider tips for the week of November 1, 2022

Underclassmen strategies – If you have a HS underclassman, now is the time to nail down a concrete strategy related to college debt and the college search. Check out the advice from CIT’s Cozy Wittman. Study skills guide – Grades are a vital part of the college application. Courtesy of James Madison University, here’s a…

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Freshman Best Practice: Find a Living Learning Community!

Stephanie George, College Inside Track Consultant Hello, Stephanie!  Our topic today is Living Learning Communities (LLCs).  I know that you’re a proponent of them. What exactly is an LLC, and what colleges have them?  A living learning community is a smaller community in a college or university; students in an LLC have common interests and…

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