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College Students From South Windsor Achieve Great Feats

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Here are some recent notable accomplishments by local college students, as provided by readMedia Newswire.

Assumption University, Worcester MA

  • The Assumption University Office of Student Activities has announced that Gina Marie Savino, of South Windsor, is currently serving as President and editor-in-chief of the Education Club and Le Provocateur for the 2020-21 academic year. The Education Club is a place to foster community within the University and its students majoring and minoring in education. She is also serving as editor-in-chief of Assumption’s student newspaper, Le Provocateur, which chronicles campus news and life at Assumption while

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What Is a Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC)?

College student in a library
College student in a library

When families are wrestling with the challenge of paying the costs of higher education, a certified college financial consultant (CCFC) can help. CCFCs have gotten specialized training in education funding, including tax consequences, credits and student loans.  Most of the people who CCFCs are certified financial planners or chartered financial consultants. By virtue of their own education in financial planning, they are already well-qualified to deliver general financial advice. The CCFC training gives them more insight into the particular issues surrounding education finance.

CCFC Issuing Body and Requirements

The CCFC is issued by the American

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Saving for college: The best investments, plans, and strategies

  • There are several types of college-savings investments — both specifically education-oriented plans and more general vehicles or accounts.
  • College-specific investments include 529 plans and education savings accounts (ESAs). Other options include target-date funds, savings bonds, and Roth IRAs.
  • Whatever the college-savings investment, good strategies include keeping it low-risk and liquid, starting early, and contributing consistently.
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The price of higher education seems to get higher every day. 

In its 2020 Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid Report, the College Board notes that, between 1990-91 and 2020-21, the average four-year public college’s

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Can Free Community College Unite a Divided U.S.?

“The Biden Plan for Education beyond High School,” a platform document circulated by Joe Biden’s team during the 2020 presidential campaign, refers to community colleges as “America’s best kept secret.” While that may come as a surprise to the 8.2 million students enrolled in these institutions (who represent 37 percent of the country’s year-round undergraduates, according to the U.S. Department of Education), it is a point worthy of consideration. Higher education in the U.S. has long meant four-year colleges—and it has become a societal dividing line. In the last two presidential elections, Donald Trump twice won more than 60 percent

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AOC hits back after Betsy DeVos warns ‘free college’ push is ‘socialist takeover of higher education’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed calls to “cancel” student debt or make college free, making a case this week against what she called a “socialist takeover” of education — and prompting a fiery rebuke from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

DeVos, who almost certainly will be replaced once President-elect Biden is inaugurated, has been a lightning rod for controversy since her tenure began in 2017; she’s pushed deregulation and aimed to increase due process on college campuses, to applause from conservatives and harsh criticism from Democrats.

But with an incoming administration likely to take the Department of Education in a sharply different

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