3 Ratings for Schools

Obama’s administration will ask Congress for get rid of the pass/fail school rating system that is currently In place of the No Child Left Behind program and replace it with one that labels schools in one of three manners: high performing, needs improvement or low performing. US Education Secretary Arne Duncan will lead the efforts [...]

The College Completion Shortfall

More than 70% of America’s youth start some kind of advanced training or education within two years of obtaining their high school diploma. Yet for far too many, the journey ends long before graduation day as they drop out of college. Over half of all students who begin a four year bachelor’s degree program finish [...]

Education Tax Breaks

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or ARRA, more students and parents will qualify for a tax credit in order to help them pay for college. The American Opportunity Credit modifies the existing Hope Credit for tax years 2009 and 2010, making the Hope Credit available to more taxpayers, including many with larger incomes [...]

529 Plans Assist Families

A 529 plan is an investment vehicle that is designed to help families pay for college classes or post secondary training. Although contributions to a 529 plan are not tax deductible, these plans offer other tax advantages and are a part of the Section 529 of the IRS Code. All fifty states in the US [...]

The Lifetime Learning Credit

The US government’s Lifetime Learning Credit can be claimed for the qualified tuition and related expenses of the students in a taxpayer’s family who are enrolled in higher education. Any individual paying tuition and related expenses at a college may claim the credit as long as the school is eligible. Students are not required to [...]

Patterns in Student Debt Highlighted

The amount of debt accumulated by graduates of public and private colleges grew recently and it was recently revealed that 41% of all college grads do not have any debt at all. This means that 59% of all college graduates have a substantial amount of money to pay back once they have earned their college [...]

High School Grads Showing Promise

It was found that the 2009 graduating class has the most college-bound students taking the SAT in history and this class also has the most diverse participation in the history of the SAT. Over 1.5 million US students in the class of 2009 took the SAT and of those, 40% were minority students. This is [...]

Get the Facts About University Degrees Online

More and more people today are earning their college degrees online. It used to be that if you wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree without having to attend a college that you had to undertake a distant learning course. In most cases people who graduated from this type of course were given less respect than [...]

Facts About Taking Online Courses

Many people are often misinformed when it comes to earning an online college degree. Many people think that learning online is easier than learning in a classroom. They soon learn that they are mistaken in this belief. This is a particularly dangerous myth since some students may sign up for online college classes thinking that [...]