COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

Financial aid eligibility

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10 things to do before you apply for financial aid

The FAFSA will be available October 1st for the 2018-19 school year . Learn about 10 steps to take before you apply to help maximize financial aid eligibility.

| Financial Aid | | FASFA | | Financial Aid Eligibility |
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Ask an expert: How do grandparent-owned 529 plans affect financial aid eligibility?

Matthew Toner of Savingforcollege.com responds to the frequently asked-about topic of grandparent-owned 529 accounts and their effect on financial aid eligibility.

| grandparent-owned 529 plans | | 529 plans | | financial aid | | financial aid eligibility | | FAFSA | | paying for college |
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529 plans and the FAFSA

Before you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), it's a good idea to understand how your current savings, including those in 529 plans, are analyzed in calculating your financial aid eligibility.

| 529 plan | | saving for college | | financial aid | | paying for college | | FAFSA | | financial aid eligibility | | cost of college |
 

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