COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

College planning

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Where does a college degree have the biggest impact on your income?

Where you decide to live and work after graduating from college can influence your annual earnings. This infographic gives you a state by state breakdown of the value of a degree.

| College graduate median income | | college degree | | college planning |
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Will taking a gap year help me get into the Ivy League?

Increase awareness of the gap years, and their benefits.

| Gap Year | | Ivy College | | College Planning |
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Here's how you can help your child pick a college major

Thinking about a future career path is an important step in the college planning process that sometimes gets overlooked in the midst of filling out college applications and figuring out how to pay the tuition.

| future career | | College planning |
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The new SAT essay: Does your dream school require it?

The short answer is maybe, but probably not. The College Board's new version of the SAT will roll out in March, which includes a newly structured, optional essay portion.

| SAT | | college prep | | standardized testing | | Kaplan | | essay | | College Board | | college planning | | planning for college. |
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The biggest college planning mistake parents make

How much debt should parents and students take on?

| college planning | | debit | | college degree |
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Eight reasons why grandparents love 529 plans

If you’re a grandparent there are a variety of different ways you can help pay for college. Here are eight reasons why we think saving with a 529 plan could be your best bet.

| 529 plan | | grandparents | | saving for college | | college planning | | tax benefits | | estate planning | | financial planning | | investment | | |
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5 tips to crafting the perfect essay

College admission essays fill the gap between you and your test scores. Learn useful strategies when crafting your essay:

| College planning | | Essay | | Ivy League | | |
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[PODCAST] Getting started with a 529 plan - Step 2: Opening your account

Tune in to the next episode in our podcast series and listen to Joe Hurley and Kathryn Flynn's discussion on what you need to do to set up your 529 college savings account.

| 529 plan | | college savings | | podcast | | college planning | | investment |
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Congratulations to our 529 Day winner: Another great success!

This May 29th, affectionately known to the industry as 529 Day, was especially memorable for Rochelle Blee, the winner of our 529 Day celebration giveaway.

| 529 day | | webcast | | college savings | | 529 plan | | grandparents | | estate planning | | college planning |
 

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