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Summer Jobs for Students

  Summer is here and there is money to be made especially if you are a college student! I’ve spoken with many students who are taking advantage of their summer break by working extra hours since they are either not taking classes or not taking as many. Are you a college student who is looking to make some extra money? If so, keep reading for a few helpful tips! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Summer Jobs for Students where I am smiling next to money emojis.   The first thing I always recommend is using your campuses’ hiring platform. Many campuses have a special platform that they use to post student jobs that are available on campus. You can also take a stop by the place that you would like to work and ask if they are hiring and how you can apply. Career Services is another great place on campus with leads on available jobs. In undergrad, I worked at a store on campus that served hot and cold foods. I actually was hired during the summer at an on campus-hiring

Tax Tips for Students 1098-T

 



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It’s tax time! By January 31, 2021, your W2 will be sent to you so that you can file your taxes. Of course, there are many tax deductions however, it is up to you to figure out which ones may be best. If you are a student, you should be receiving your 1098-T any day now to assist you in securing one of two tax breaks. In case you were wondering, a 1098-T is a form that reports how much you or your parents paid for tuition or other expenses.

You will only receive this form if you have paid at least $600 in expenses toward your education without including scholarships or any other assistance that did not come out of pocket. Your educational institution will provide this form to you by January 31, 2021. It is usually available in the section where you can make your tuition payments on your school’s website. That’s where I was able to find mine.

Once you have printed off your form and are ready to file your taxes your 1098-T form will assist you in obtaining one of two tax credits. The American Opportunity Tax Credit is for students in their first four years of college and is worth up to $2,500. The Lifetime Learning Credit is for students who are not in their first four years and you can claim up to 20% of $10,000 or $2,000. Remember, you cannot claim both! For more information on your 1098-T check out the video below.

 

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