Check out the Hot Topics we have covered recently.
The deadline for accepting a college’s offer of admission is May 1, otherwise known as Decision Day or the National Candidate’s Reply Date. With just a few weeks before the deadline, how do you decide which college admissions offer to accept?Read more
You just got your financial aid award letter, but the financial aid package isn’t enough. What can you do to bridge the gap between the financial aid you received and the money you need to pay for college?Read more
Almost every state has at least one 529 plan, and each 529 plan is unique in terms of fees, underlying investments and available benefits. When a 529 plan no longer meets a family’s needs, it might make sense to switch 529 plans by rolling the funds into a new 529 plan.Read more
If a 529 college savings plan is owned by a dependent student or the dependent student's parent, it has a minimal impact on the student's eligibility for need-based financial aid. But, if the 529 plan is owned by anybody else, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, it will hurt aid eligibility. There are, however, a few solutions that will address the potential harm.Read more
Looking for more info on any of these topics?
Q&A with 529 Guru: Joe Hurley
Specialist Joe Hurley answers your questions.
Search content from prior years.