COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

College cost

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College costs way more than parents think

Although more parents are saving for college than ever before, many are doing so without a realistic goal in mind. If this sounds like you, it may be time to rethink your strategy.

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Six Winning Strategies to Cutting the Cost of College

The absolute best way to make college more affordable for your family is to become an educated college consumer.

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More Americans are saving for college with 529 plans

There are a number of different ways to save for future college costs.

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Parents vs. politicians on cutting college costs

One of the few things the 2016 presidential hopefuls agree on is that the cost of higher education and rising levels of student loan debt have become major issues. Learn more.

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23 best value colleges for budget-conscious students

The U.S. Department of Education has compiled a list of the 23 colleges that offer the lowest net prices and highest potential incomes after graduation.

| College Cost | | Lowest Price | | US Dept of Education |
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5 types of students who benefit from 529 plans

No matter what "type" of student you’re saving for, a 529 plan can be an excellent way to plan for college expenses. Click through our slideshow to see how a variety of students can each benefit from a 529 plan.

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7 money management tips to save more for college

Boost your college savings efforts, with the following seven money management tips can help get you off on the right foot.

| College costs | | Lower Monthly Bills | | College Savings |
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4 Ways Families Are Tackling High College Costs

According to Sallie Mae's annual How America Pays for College study that was released last week, families are getting the message about saving early for college. Learn more here.

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College savings success stories: Anonymous tips

Last week we received some great advice on our message board explaining how to get the best education "bang for your buck". Consider these tips to create a well-rounded college funding strategy.

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The 529 plan Pot O' Gold is growing!

Many future college students should be feeling lucky this St. Patrick’s Day. A recent report announced that total investments in 529 college savings plans hit a record level of $227 billion. However, families still have a long way to get to the end of the rainbow.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How much do you need to save for college?

Our latest infographic looks at the actual expenses related to higher education and how American families are footing the bill to pay for college.

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Did college just get less expensive?

The College Board this week released its annual report "Trends in College Pricing" containing data that suggests college tuition inflation may be slowing. This is good news for your clients concerned about funding future college costs for their children and grandchildren.

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