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The colleges with the biggest increases and decreases in tuition

You don’t have to look far to see headlines about the growing price of college, or that over the last decade, college pr...

Can I reimburse myself from my 529 account?

529 plans can be used to pay a variety of expenses related to attending a college or university. Some expenses are strai...

Do 529 distributions count as income?

When you follow the rules and guidelines on how to use your 529 plan, money in the account does not count as income on y...

Is there an age limit for 529 plans?

As a general rule, there are no age limits for 529 plans. An adult of any age can start their own 529 plan, serving as b...

What are the differences between the FAFSA and the CSS Profile?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile are two extensive que...

Can a 529 plan have joint owners?

Married individuals may open a joint 529 plan as part of the planning process for their child’s college education. Some ...

Do you get a tax deduction for contributing to a 529 plan?

One of the benefits of paying for college out-of-pocket is the tax deduction. With 529 College Savings Plans, you can sa...

How do I use my 529 money for college?

Before spending any money from your 529 plan, you should do some prep work to ensure that you are only spending on quali...

Can you move money between 529 plans?

If your child decides not to attend college or does not use all of the money in their 529 college savings plan, you have...

Is there a penalty for withdrawing from my 529 plan?

529 College Savings Plans are tax-advantaged investment accounts for educational expenses including K-12 and post-second...