Estudiantes, están todavía en busca de dinero para pagar la universidad? No es demasiado tarde!

Estudiantes, están todavía en busca de dinero para pagar la universidad? No es demasiado tarde para completar la FAFSA o TASFA! Cuanto antes se complete la aplicación tendras mejores posibilidades de recibir ayuda financiera. Una ventaja importante de solicitar ayuda financiera es que la mayoría de las escuelas tienden a otorgar mayor cantidad de dinero para la primera ronda de los estudiantes que soliciten una ayuda financiera. No te olvides de llenar la FAFSA / TAFSA tan pronto como sea posible!

Materiales necesarios para completar la FAFSA:
– Formulario 2011 IRS 1040 (Padre y Estudiante)
– 2011 Forma W2 (Padre y Estudiante)
– Los documentos financieros relacionados con los activos, los beneficios y ahorros
– Su FAFSA número PIN (Padre y Estudiante)
– Tarjetas de Seguro Social
Los productos que necesita para completar TASFA:
– Formulario 2011 IRS 1040 (Padre y Estudiante)
– 2011 Forma W2 (Padre y Estudiante)

¿Confundido? ¿Necesitas ayuda? Para obtener mas información, incluyendo lugares y fechas vaya a:  here.

Education is Freedom, Dallas, Texas

Presente su declaración de impuestos temprano para maximizar el paquete de ayuda financiera para su hija o hijo.

Es el tiempo del impuesto! Para muchas familias esto puede ser un momento estresante del año y la necesidad de esperar hasta el 15 de abril no es necesario. Sin embargo, si usted tiene un hijo(a) en la universidad o un hijo(a) que va a ingresar en la universidad este otoño, por favor presente su declaración de impuestos. Es muy importante que los estudiantes universitarios y que pronto será los estudiantes universitarios completen su FAFSA temprano.

Presentación de una primera solicitud FAFSA le dará a su hijo(a) la mejor oportunidad para obtener el máximo de la ayuda financiera posible. Cuanto más tiempo que un estudiante espera, mayor será la posibilidad de que no recibirán el total de asistente que son elegibles para recibir. Es una buena práctica recordar que la distribución de los subsidios federales y estatales no están garantizados, es un primer proceso de orden de llegada. Incluso si una familia no es elegible para recibir subvenciones, se aconseja que todos los estudiantes completem la FAFSA, ya que muchas becas lo requieren y el gobierno lo requiere para los préstamos estudiantiles. Por lo tanto, vamos a empezar a moverse en esta temporada de impuestos. Ayude a su hijo(a)  al darles la mejor oportunidad de recibir ayuda financiera.

Si necesita ayuda para tomar la tensión de la presentación de sus impuestos, United Way está ofreciendo el servicio de los preparadores de impuestos capacitados para las personas que ganan menos de $ 50.000. Para obtener más información y para encontrar una buena ubicación cerca de usted: visita UnitedWayDallas.org/EKS, REEMBOLSO de texto a 27138 o llame al 214-978-0081.

Best regards,

Education is Freedom, Dallas, TX  75204

File Your Taxes Early to Maximize Your Student’s Financial Aid Package

It’s tax time! For many families this can be a stressful time of the year and the urge to wait until April 15th to file is great. However, if you have a child in college or a child that will be entering college this fall, please resist that urge! It is critical that college students and soon to be college students complete their FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) early. This means that parents must bite the bullet and get their taxes completed as soon as possible.

Submitting a FAFSA early will give your child the best chance to get the maximum amount of financial aid possible. The longer a student waits, the higher the chances that they will not receive the entire amount of aide that they are eligible for. It is good practice to remember that the distributions of federal and state grants are not guaranteed; it is a first come first served process. Even if a family is not eligible for grants, it is advised that ALL students complete the FAFSA because many scholarships require it and the government requires it for student loans.  So, let’s get moving this tax season. Help your student by giving them the best chance to receive as much financial aid as they qualify for.

If you need help taking the stress out of filing your taxes, the United Way is offering the service of trained tax preparers for people that make less than $50,000. For more information and to find a convenient location near you: visit UnitedWayDallas.org/EKS, text REFUND to 27138 or call 214-978-0081.

Best regards,

Education is Freedom, Dallas, TX  75204

Still looking for money to pay for college? It’s not too late…

Students, are you still looking for money to pay for college? It’s not too late to complete the FAFSA or TASFA! The sooner you complete the application the better chances you will have of receiving financial aid. A major benefit of applying for financial aid is that most schools tend to award greater amounts of money to the first round of students who apply for financial aid. Don’t forget to complete your FAFSA/TAFSA as soon as possible!!

Materials needed in order to complete the FAFSA:

–          2011 IRS 1040 Form (Parent and Student)

–          2011 W2 Form (Parent and Student)

–          Any financial documents related to Assets, Benefits and Savings

–          Your FAFSA Pin Number (Parent and Student)

–          Social Security Cards

Items needed in order to complete TASFA:

–          Parents’ 2011 IRS 1040 Form

–          2011 W2 Form

Confused? Need assistance? Visit the Education is Freedom website and get more information about the financial aid process here.

Best regards,

Education is Freedom, Dallas, TX

Welcome to my new Blog, a dialog about education…the challenges, the triumphs, what’s new and next!

As President and CEO of Education is Freedom (EIF), I am always thinking about the important work of getting our students to graduate from high school, fully prepared to get into an institution of higher learning and to succeed in college.  The ideal of going to college sounds rather simple on the surface, so many of us take for granted that everyone can and would go to college if they “just” had drive and ambition.  But, what I know first-hand is that the road to success in college is far more difficult.

In fact, according research, without the necessary skills and support, an “A” student is just as likely as a “D” student to drop out of college.  Did you know this?   Until recently,  it was news to me too.  I want to use this platform to share the facts behind truths like this, to share enlightening stories about EIF students (we have many success stories to inspire) and to converse with you on the key issues of the day related to education.

Please read my Blog and as important, please share your thoughts too.  It’s a dialog, but that only works if all the parties engage in the discussion.

Best regards,

Marcia Page

CEO & President

Welcome to EIF’s Blog for Parents

Welcome to our new Education is Freedom (EIF) community Blog for parents.  Hopefully, you are already part of our Facebook family and following EIF on Twitter.  If not, it’s not too late to join today.

With this new Blog created just for you, Parents and Guardians of EIF Students and other college-bound students, look for tips and resources needed to help you assist your student in graduating high school, getting accepted into college and getting the financial aid to make the dream of a college education come true.

But, even more than just listening to what we have to share with you, please join in the conversation and let us know how we can help you, what questions you need answers to…we are here to help you and your student be successful!

Your EIF Parent Blog Editorial Staff,

Welcome to EIF’s Blog for Students

Welcome to our new Education Is Freedom (EIF) community Blog for students.  Hopefully, you are already part of our Facebook family and following EIF on Twitter.  If not, please join today.

With this new Blog created just for you, look for tips you can use, resources to help and information you need to graduate from high school and get accepted to college.

But, even more than just listening to what we have to share with you, please join in the conversation and let us know what’s on your mind, what information you need….we are here to help you be successful!

Your EIF Student Blog Editorial Staff,