Traditionally, FAFSA has been released in January. This year, it is available three months earlier. That means you can transfer your 2015 taxes directly to the FAFSA, without having to wait for your 2016 taxes to be filed! Click here to read The Department of Education’s “12 Common FAFSA Mistakes” and How to Avoid Them.
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 identifies online learning opportunities as an option for “hundreds of thousands of students…because of homeschooling, medical issues, or engagement in sports, while millions of other students are supplementing their in-class instructions with online courses to complete advanced coursework or gain greater schedule flexibility”.
A recent survey shows young people wish they would have learned more about personal finance in high school. Illinois Virtual School’s Math of Personal Finance is a two semester course, which prepares students for financial independence beyond what they learn in Consumer Economics.
Click here to read an article about this by Charles J. Dean
Click here to view Illinois Virtual School’s current course offerings.