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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…

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…

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…

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…

Insider tips for the week of October 8, 2022

10 FAFSA mistakes to avoid – The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1 and is now available to be completed by 2023 HS grads. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid, courtesy of the Dept. of Ed. College admissions are stressful enough, don’t make it worse – Allison Slater Tate provides a healthy reminder to…

FAFSA changes for financial advisors

  Check out the following video from College Inside Track President Chris Wills providing a helpful overview of the new changes to the FAFSA that financial advisors need to know about, as they will require new planning strategies for many clients

Student Loan Forgiveness Details

  Here is a Q&A with College Inside Track President Chris Wills regarding the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan:    Chris, there’s been a lot of publicity around the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan.  I just received my first alumni parent text on the topic: “How do we get the Biden Loan Forgiveness…

Insider tips for the week of September 5, 2022

Scholarship reduction – The dirty little college secret – CIT’s Chris Wills explains how scholarships your student wins can actually result in a scholarship reduction elsewhere. The Parent Plus Loan: Pros, Cons, and Sneaky Financial Aid Offers – CIT’s Cozy Wittman lays out the pros, cons, and some caveats related to this loan. How might…

Insider tips for the week of August 8, 2022

Important financial aid info – College Inside Track’s Jay Benanav provides answers to important financial aid questions. Take a few minutes to read his advice. Test optional update – CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb discusses what families need to know now about the test optional path in college admissions: Important takeaways from the most recent application…

Cozy Wittman on Wicked Pissah Podcast: Financial Strategies Driving the College Search

  Cozy Wittman, Wicked Pissah Podcast, Episode 118 College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman offers a really fun, comprehensive discussion around the college search.  With strong advice for financial advisers, the podcast speaks to all listeners with a stake in the college search. When should families begin thinking about the college search?  When should the scholarship…