Insider tips for the week of November 8, 2021

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   How to find good schools…for you – Rick Clark writes an excellent article about how to find right-fit schools. Click here to read some questions you should answer while determining if a college is a good school for you (and see a picture of a crazy-flexible 10-year-old).   Big changes to financial aid and…

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Big changes to financial aid and college savings plans

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  College Inside Track was featured on KARE 11 TV discussing the upcoming FAFSA changes. In the KARE 11 interview, CIT’s Chris Wills said four big changes are coming to the way parents and students apply for financial aid and save for college. #1: The Application is Getting Smaller and Easier to Fill Out #2:…

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FAFSA changes interview on WCCO

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  College Inside Track President Chris Wills was interviewed by Esme Murphy on WCCO TV, discussing the changes made to the FAFSA. Wills explained that the changes, which go into effect for the 2023-24 school year, will be based on a family’s 2021 tax return information so families need to understand them now. Some of…

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3 ways families can lose financial aid

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As if it isn’t hard enough to finance college, many families overlook the strings attached to maintain and not lose the financial aid they received freshman year. It’s easy to see how this happens. Families are grateful for any financial aid they get and simply assume it will be the same every year. But there…

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Saturday night with Esme Murphy

In the wake of the college admissions scandal, College Inside Track President Chris Wills joined Esme Murphy on WCCO News Talk Radio to discuss and provide other college admissions advice. Chris appears 38 seconds into the 7 pm segment.

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New Tax Code Could Impact College Decisions

College Inside Track President Chris Wills was featured on KSTP TV discussing how the new tax code may affect college planning. Among the changes: Minnesota residents can now qualify for a tax deduction or tax credit, depending on their income level, for making contributions to a 529 college savings plan. Families can now withdraw up…

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3 things to consider before making your college decision

By Chris Wills   May 1 is National College Decision Day, the deadline for students to make deposits to attend the college of their choice. But before you send in that check, here are three important things to consider:   1. Affordability is part of fit   Many students choose their college based on academic…

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