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Alum Success

Dan Goodrich

“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group,
Continental,
Auburn Hills, MI

Parents at Lake State

A Tax Time Reminder

The advent of a new year means that tax paperwork will soon be arriving. So, if you are still involved in your student’s tax return preparation, you’ll need to gather those incoming W-2s from on- or off-campus jobs. Talk about exchanging these forms now so that they don’t get lost in the jumble of your student’s busy life.
And, if your student does his own tax return, encourage him to check into campus tax resources. Some organizations offer free tax preparation assistance to students. The accounting department may offer help, too. Students who learn to do their own taxes are acquiring a lifetime skill.

Start preparing now… April 15 will arrive sooner that you think!

Publication 970 (2005), Tax Benefits for Education

The IRS offers an online guide to possible tax benefits for education. The publication:

Explains the taxability of various types of educational assistance such as scholarships, fellowships and tuition reductions.

Explains educational benefits such as the Hope credit, the lifetime learning credit and 10 others (i.e. possible deduction of tuition and fees, participation in qualified tuition program).

Goes in-depth when it comes to reminders, who is eligible and more.

Check it out at http://www.irs.gov/publications/ p970/index.html. You can also visit www.irs.gov or call 1-800-829-1040 with further questions.

 

Political Science ...

Krystal Bosley

Krystal Bosley
Political Science

"The study of political science/law is basically the path of least resistance for me. It is a subject that has always interested me, and one that I have proved to be naturally insightful in. Studying political science isn’t just the study of how governments function or how it is composed, but the study of why it exists and to what ends. In short, it is the study of what makes everything else possible."

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