Taxes for College Students

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  • September 12, 2013

    In the race for class president, these days Coverdell ESAs are the runner-up next to the increasingly popular 529 plan. But the race for class president is pretty much a popularity contest. And Coverdells offer some substantial advantages over...

  • September 9, 2013

    Considering the rising cost of education, the earlier you start your college savings plan, the better. And 529 plans are one powerful tax incentive to aid families in their ability to finance their kids' advanced schooling. So let's get down to...

  • August 30, 2013

    If you already have a college degree and want to continue your education, then you have a choice when it comes to the form of your education tax break...

  • June 27, 2013

    As the cost of education rises – and with it student-loan debt – prospective students are looking to spread out the cost of their education among as many individuals and entities as possible.

    Tuition support from employers can be a great...

  • March 6, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The U.S. tax code contains several ways to claim a tax benefit for the cost of “post-secondary” education for you, your spouse or your dependent children.

    The...

  • March 3, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You can claim up to $2,500 in interest paid on qualified student loans used to pay for post-secondary education — college or vocational school — for yourself, your...

  • February 27, 2013

    The tax code provides several ways to defer or avoid taxes while saving for your child’s education.

    For parents or grandparents of newborns or young children, perhaps the best way to save for their college education is with a Qualified...

  • November 6, 2012

    Rising U.S. college costs hit a ceiling this fall and student borrowing dropped for the first time in 20 years, according to data released by the College Board.

    Tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year institutions rose 4...

  • October 31, 2012

    529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. Much like the way 401(k) plans revolutionized the world of retirement savings a few decades ago, 529 college savings...