Saving For College

Funding a college education is a heavy lift but there are techniques to make the job easier. The same applies to paying off college debt. Learn how to minimize and even eliminate much of what you owe.

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Paying for College as an LGBTQ+ Student
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What Is an Income-Share Agreement?
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What Is the CSS Profile?
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What Is an UTMA/UGMA 529 Plan—and Do You Want One?
Best 529 Plans for College Savings
The Best 529 Plans
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How to Find Scholarships
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If You’re a Parent of Multiple Kids, Learn How Many 529 Plans You Need
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Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter
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How Much Should You Save for College?
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Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA)
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What Is a Pell Grant?
Is An MIT Education Worth the Tuition?
How New Tax Changes Promote 529 Investments
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Why It Pays to Front-Load Your 529 Plan
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How Much Can a Student Win From Scholarships?
Saving for College: Life Insurance or 529?
How to Up Your Chances of Getting Student Aid
Top 5 Largest University Endowments
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4 Smart College Savings Plans to Consider
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Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
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Using Your 529 Savings to Study Abroad
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529 Plan Contribution Limits in 2022
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Clearing up Tax Confusion for College Savings Accounts
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Accumulated Income Payments (AIP)
College Savings Accounts: U.S. vs. Canada
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Grant-in-Aid Definition
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Tips for Creating a 529 Plan
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Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
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What Is the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA)?
Graduation Day!
6 Ways to Fund a College Education
A Guide to 529 Plan
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Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA)
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Cost of Attendance (COA)
Bursary Award Definition
Tuition Insurance Definition
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What Was a Perkins Loan?
Prepaid Tuition Program
College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?
How to Spend Your 529 to Maximize Student Aid
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan: A Review
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529 Risks to Take (or Not)
Invest in Yourself With a College Education
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Tax-Smart Ways to Help Your Kids or Grandkids Pay for College
The Last States With Prepaid Tuition Plans