Reporting Prepaid Tuition Plans and 529 Plans on the FAFSA for Independent Students

<b>I'm confused as to how to treat a prepaid tuition plan when applying for financial aid. I'm an independent student but I have a small prepaid tuition account which is held by a parent as account owner with me as the beneficiary. Since I don't list parent assets when filling out the FAFSA, do I need to list the prepaid tuition plan? If so, how does this effect my financial aid? Do I list the current value of the plan? <em>&mdash; Jim C.</em></b> The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 changed the treatment of qualified education benefits effective July 1, 2009. Quali... Full Story

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Internet Pioneer Fastweb Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Internet Pioneer Fastweb Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

On May 22, 1995, Fastweb brought scholarships to the Internet. It was the early days of the World Wide Web, and Fastweb was the first free scholarship matching site. By the ...

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published June 23, 2010
Arizona Approves Double Digit Percentage Increase for Public College Tuition

Arizona Approves Double Digit Percentage Increase for Public College Tuition

March 12, 2010 On Thursday, the Arizona Board of Regents approved double digit percentage increases to tuition for the state’s three public universities including Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and ...

By Leah Westfall
Published March 12, 2010
Signs You Should Transfer

Signs You Should Transfer

The dream school for one student is a nightmare for another. In less horrifying terms, attending a particular school didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Sometimes transferring to another school ...

Ryan Uricks, Fastweb
Published January 23, 2008
Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.

Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.

If you thought cheating was the easy, quick way to better grades, turns out you're wrong. A new study indicates that students who cheat on homework actually learn less and are ...

By Leah Westfall
Published June 21, 2011
Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.

Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.

If you thought cheating was the easy, quick way to better grades, turns out you're wrong. A new study indicates that students who cheat on homework actually learn less and are ...

By Leah Westfall
Published April 8, 2008
Do You &quot;Fit&quot; Your Dream School?

Do You "Fit" Your Dream School?

You’ve gotten into your dream school! But does it really ‘fit’ you? College guides and experts go on and on about ‘fit’ without really explaining what it means. In short, ‘fit’ ...

Ryan Uricks, Fastweb
Published September 23, 2007
Best Jobs for Working Students

Best Jobs for Working Students

For many of you, a job to help pay the tuition bills is a must. However, you don’t have to resign yourself to flipping burgers at minimum wage. Depending on your ...

Ryan Uricks, Fastweb
Published September 8, 2008
Celebrate National Volunteer Week in April

Celebrate National Volunteer Week in April

Become a hero and celebrate National Volunteer Month by volunteering for a cause you're passionate about!

Published March 24, 2013
Hidden Money for School

Hidden Money for School

After tapping the financial aid and scholarship fields dry, where else is there to go? Digging a little deeper can reap big rewards if you work a little harder. Resources are ...

Ryan Uricks, Fastweb
Published November 23, 2009
What’s in Your Financial Aid Package?

What’s in Your Financial Aid Package?

Once you have been admitted to college, it's time to weigh the financial aid package you will receive. The package should contain all federal and institutional aid that will go towards ...

Ryan Uricks, Fastweb
Published February 26, 2015
Obama Earth Day Challenge Last Year - Have You Held Up Your End?

Obama Earth Day Challenge Last Year - Have You Held Up Your End?

Last year U.S. President Barack Obama tossed a green gauntlet, challenging Americans to take action to better the environment in honor of Earth Day. Have you done your part to better ...

United Press International via Yellowbrix
Published April 20, 2011
Put Your Job Search into High Gear

Put Your Job Search into High Gear

Graduation is creeping up on you, but the job search so far has come up short. You may be sending resumes out feverishly, but sometimes this is not the best strategy. ...

Ryan Uricks, Fastweb
Published March 8, 2008
Choose Staffing as a Career &amp; Love What You Do

Choose Staffing as a Career & Love What You Do

Want a meaningful and rewarding career? Learn more about an exciting career in the staffing and recruiting industry.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 30, 2015
Trump University, For-Profit, Undergoes Investigation and Criticism Again

Trump University, For-Profit, Undergoes Investigation and Criticism Again

Trump University comes under fire in court case.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 28, 2016
Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Braylon Edwards

Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Braylon Edwards

Braylon Edwards at third spring achievement lunch. Photo courtesy of braylonedwardsfoundation.org.

By Leah Westfall
Published June 8, 2011
Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Barry Bonds

Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Barry Bonds

Photo: Barry Bonds (AP Photo/Graphic)

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 8, 2011
Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Michael Vick

Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Michael Vick

Michael Vick gives a commencement speech and awards two $5,000 scholarships. Photo courtesy of thecotilliononline.com.

By Leah Westfall
Published June 15, 2011
Debate to End Athletic Scholarships

Debate to End Athletic Scholarships

Should there be an end to athletic scholarships?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 16, 2011
Jack of All Trades: The Importance of Versatility

Jack of All Trades: The Importance of Versatility

A look at what college coaches are looking for: versatility.

By NCSA
Published June 16, 2011
35 Steps All Athletes Can Take to Win an Athletic Scholarship

35 Steps All Athletes Can Take to Win an Athletic Scholarship

Recruits are always wondering what they can to do improve their recruiting process. Here are 35 steps that ALL recruits can take to get one step closer to an athletic scholarship ...

By NCSA
Published June 16, 2011
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