If You Have College Debt You’ll Want To Move To Maine – Here’s Why

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news? Higher education costs more than ever before. The average tuition for a private nonprofit four-year university has increased almost 130% since 1988, making it unaffordable to many and leaving young people with a lifetime of debt. But there’s good news! Maine recently launched a program making it easier to pay off those college loans…if you make the move to Vacationland! Here’s what you need to know:

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Of course, there are more details and intricacies to keep in mind here. The year in which you graduated can impact the exact scenario you find yourself in so you’ll want to be sure to read the details. They’re fairly easy to understand on the Live + Work In Maine website. To take advantage of the program you’ll need to complete and submit the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit Worksheet when you file your Maine income tax return. You can find all the relevant details here.

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