The earlier you start saving for college, the more prepared you will be. There are lots of ways to save, some of them tax-free. The most well-known is the 529 Savings Plan..
A 529 plan can have only one beneficiary at the time. Read about how to manage savings with more than one child.
Yes. Parent, student or other relative-owned 529 plans will have varying effects on financial aid! See how.
Factors that you should consider when choosing a 529 plan include your residency, investment preferences and options, and where you plan to attend college.
Each 529 college savings plan has a contribution limit designed to cover the total cost of college, in some cases including graduate school.
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A 529 savings plan is a type of tax-advantaged savings account specifically for college educational costs.
It is estimated that the cost of colleges could rise up to 6% annually. That number relates to the "sticker price," though - the full price of a college, before any financial aid is taken into account. Students may be eligible for aid and/or scholarships to subsidize that price.
There are several ways to use your 529 funding if you don't plan to attend college, including using the funds for vocational training or changing the beneficiary.
You can use a 529 college savings plan to pay for tuition and fees, books, room and board, and other eligible expenses at any post-secondary institution eligible to distribute federal financial aid.