Saving for College
When it comes to saving for college, two keys are starting to save early, so you can benefit from the power of compounding, and thoroughly understanding your funding options and resources.
College planning basics
Get the “big picture” about how to help fund a child’s college education—without sacrificing your retirement savings.
Compare college savings plans
Find details on tax-advantaged accounts designed specifically to help you save for education expenses.
Paying for college: your options
Consider sources such as financial aid, scholarships, and loans—whether or not you can afford to pay for college from current income and savings.
College savings calculator
Answer a few questions about your student’s potential college plans, and get an estimate of your savings goals.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for individualized tax, legal, or investment planning advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, Schwab recommends consultation with a qualified advisor.