COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

Summer

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The importance of summer vacation in the road to college

The most selective universities often require applicants to write at least a short paragraph describing the academic or extracurricular activities in which students have participated during the summer vacations throughout high school.

| Summer | | College | | Break | | Universities |
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5 Ways to Save for College this Summer

Here are five easy ways kids can save money for college during summer break.

| Save | | Summer | | College | | Reading Program | | Jobs | | Volunteer |
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How one summer of reading can help your kid succeed all year long

Keep your child active this summer by enrolling them in a summer reading program, and you could be eligible to win a 529 account worth up to $1,529! TIAA-CREF has partnered with libraries around the country to offer summer reading programs in many states.

| 529 Plan | | TIAA-CREF | | Summer Reading | | Kentucky | | Connecticut | | Minnesota | | Oklahoma | | Vermont | | Georgia | | Oregon | | |
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Can 529 savings be used to pay for summer courses?

Taking summer courses is a great way for students to get ahead and possibly graduate sooner. And yes, you can pay for most summer classes with 529 savings and still maximize tax benefits. Here are a few things to consider:

| 529 plan | | paying for college | | 529 plan withdrawals | | qualified expenses | | summer school | | cost of attendance |
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10 expert savings tips to make the most of summer

Now that summer's finally here, are you planning a busy and fun-filled next few months for your family? Here are 10 tips from the experts to help you plan for a memorable summer without draining your bank account

| budget | | summer | | frugal | | family | | personal finance | | vacation | | summer vacation | | saving money |
 

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