Preparing for college

Paying for college

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The importance of saving for college

Over the course of one decade, the price of a college education at a public institution has risen by 34%.1 Do you have a plan for your children's future?

Learn how a 529 plan can help families save for the rising costs of education.

What is a 529?

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to help families plan for future college costs.

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Saving for college

It's never too early or too late to save for college, but it's better to start saving early in order to avoid long-term debt.

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Paying for college

For many families, it takes a variety of tools to help pay for college: Investments, scholarships and need-based financial aid can all play a role.

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1 Sources: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2015). Digest of Education Statistics, 2013 (NCES 2015-011), Chapter 3. Percentage increase in college expenses occurred from the 2002-2003 school year to 2012-2013.