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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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Twitter Chat Recap: #GSSummerSeries with @GetSchooled

Twitter Chat Recap: #GSSummerSeries with @GetSchooled

Get expert advice on the scholarship search with the transcript from GetSchooled's Twitter chat.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 15, 2018
Lebron James Opens New School in Hometown

Lebron James Opens New School in Hometown

I Promise launches in Akron with mission to better prepare students for graduation.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 6, 2018
Interviews 101: What You Need to Land Your First Part-Time Job

Interviews 101: What You Need to Land Your First Part-Time Job

Land a part-time job through research and preparation.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 2, 2018
Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume

Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume

If you haven't done so already, head to the employment office at your school to explore your options!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 1, 2018
Benefits of Part-Time Jobs: Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, Internships &amp; More

Benefits of Part-Time Jobs: Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, Internships & More

Think strategically about your next part-time job.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 1, 2018
Find a Part-Time Job on Fastweb

Find a Part-Time Job on Fastweb

Check out Fastweb's new part-time jobs page to find your perfect opportunity today!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 25, 2018
We&#x27;re Looking for Student Writers!

We're Looking for Student Writers!

Would you like to become one of Fastweb's student contributors? Here's your chance!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 14, 2018
Amazon Founder Announces $33M Scholarship Donation for Dreamers

Amazon Founder Announces $33M Scholarship Donation for Dreamers

Bezos, best known as the founder of Amazon.com, donates $33 million in scholarship funding for Dreamers.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 16, 2018
How to Give (and Get) the Gift of College

How to Give (and Get) the Gift of College

While college funding contributions aren’t anything new, the idea of an actual real-life gift card is new to this service industry.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 23, 2017
3 Unique Ways to Motivate Yourself for the New Semester

3 Unique Ways to Motivate Yourself for the New Semester

Here is how you can start getting motivated for next semester.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published January 3, 2017
White House Takes Stand against Campus Sexual Assault Misconduct with New Policy

White House Takes Stand against Campus Sexual Assault Misconduct with New Policy

Top administration officials, including the president and vice president, will no longer visit colleges with failing campus sexual assault policies.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 5, 2016
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
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
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
Dartmouth Takes a Stand, Bans Hard Alcohol

Dartmouth Takes a Stand, Bans Hard Alcohol

Dartmouth University bans all hard alcohol from campus.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 16, 2015
Survey: College Freshmen More Depressed than Ever

Survey: College Freshmen More Depressed than Ever

National survey says incoming college freshmen more depressed than ever.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 11, 2015
Show Me the Money: Donations to Colleges at All-Time High

Show Me the Money: Donations to Colleges at All-Time High

Schools across the country brought in big bucks from donations last year.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 9, 2015
Recapping Higher Education in President Obama’s State of the Union

Recapping Higher Education in President Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama delivers the State of the Union on January 20, 2015.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 21, 2015
President Obama Proposes Free Community College for Students

President Obama Proposes Free Community College for Students

President Obama promises free community college.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 13, 2015
FAFSA Mistake for 165,000 Students: Are You One of Them?

FAFSA Mistake for 165,000 Students: Are You One of Them?

Did the mistake on the FAFSA form cost you? Find out.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 14, 2014
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2018-2019 Financial Aid and FAFSA Deadlines

We've got you covered with a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Elizabeth Hoyt
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Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid making these mistakes when you file the FAFSA this year.

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