Tag Archive: college

Mar 07 2012

College Tax: Beware of bogus refund schemes

The Internal Revenue Service has warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting victims to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Bogus refund claims have been identified across the nation with significant pockets of activity in at least six states, including California, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Alabama and …

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Feb 28 2012

College financial aid workshop coming

Any student and family planning to attend college are encouraged to get help applying for college financial aid by attending a free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on Sat., March 17 and Sun., March 18 from 2-3 pm at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton Street. Students and their families are strongly …

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Feb 21 2012

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Jan 05 2012

Easing student loan repayments

By Jason Alderman College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment …

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Nov 30 2011

KC’s TRIO Program celebrates ten years

The Kilgore College TRIO program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Wednesday, Nov. 30. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Devall Room on the Kilgore campus. TRIO is a group of federally funded programs designed to make higher education more accessible to disadvantaged students through motivation and support. The program …

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Nov 28 2011

Chump U

Chump U For-profit colleges are too fixated on the corporate bottom line. By William A. Collins Crummy college, Taught no skill; But I still must Pay the bill. College isn’t just about hitting the books in ivy-strewn buildings, tailgating at football games, and cramming for exams anymore. Consider the increasingly popular “for-profit” or commercial colleges. …

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Nov 09 2011

GLOBE to present 2011 College Night

The Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education (GLOBE) will present the 2011 College Night on Monday, November 14, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. College Night is an excellent opportunity for all high school seniors, whether college bound or undecided, to visit with representatives from many colleges, universities, and technical/vocational …

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Nov 09 2011

Ask the columnist: A primer on wealth and taxes

It’s not fair to ask sacrifices only from those least able to afford it simply because they have the least political power. By Donald Kaul In response to my now famous “the-class-war-is-over-the-rich-guys-won” column, a gentleman from Kentucky writes a rather snarky letter posing several piercing questions that I will now answer: Q: How much do …

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