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

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    College planning basics

    Get the "big picture" about how to help fund a child’s college education—without sacrificing your retirement savings. Learn about college savings basics.

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    Compare college savings plans

    Find details on tax-advantaged accounts designed specifically to help you save for education expenses. Learn more about comparing college savings plans.

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    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. Learn about your options for paying for college.

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    College savings calculator

    Answer a few questions about your student’s potential college plans, and get an estimate of your savings goals with the college savings calculator.