Don't spend a dime for financial aid advice. Simply learn the system, the sources and apply early.
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We've got answers to your frequently asked questions about 529 plans.
Uncle Sam helps you defray some of the costs of getting a higher education.
You manage the account for your child, but you can't take the money back.
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There are tax advantages, but not for everyone.
This retirement savings-account can serve as a fall-back fund for paying the college bill.
You get more control over your investments, but the amount you can invest is limited.
Both 529 and prepaid-tuition plans offer great tax advantages, but that's where the similarities end.
Saving for your children's college education is one of the most important financial tasks you will ever undertake. Luckily, you have plenty of savings options, most of them with tax advantages designed to encourage you to invest in your children’s
Safety, convenience and tax advantages are the strong points of these securities.
Even the most expensive schools may be within reach with these strategies.
Compare savings options and pick the best place for your college dollars.
Borrowers may be able to save thousands of dollars in interest thanks to a drop in rates.
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If you haven't saved a dime, these resources and tips can help.
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Knowing how much you'll need for your college-bound kid is the first step.
This tutorial will help you figure the cost of a college education, develop a savings strategy and find funding sources.
Tap additional funds if you need to supplement federal loans.
These loans are made to parents based on creditworthiness, not need.
Students with high financial need can apply for these loans, with a fixed interest rate.
Find a lender who offers lower fees to save money down the road.
Students can tap these federal loans, which offer low rates and flexible repayment terms.
Understand the basics of student loans.
This tutorial explains the various loan options and how to select a lender.