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Earn Cash Back for College this Summer with Upromise

Summer spending season is here. This year, instead of busting your budget, why not earn cash back for college as you enjoy summer fun with your family? Upromise® is a program that helps families save for college by doing the things they do every day. Upromise members can earn cash back each time they shop online through Upromise or dine at participating restaurants.

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Does a Sibling’s 529 Plan Assets Hurt Financial Aid Eligibility?

Assets held in a student’s 529 plan are considered when determining the student’s financial aid eligibility. A sibling’s 529 plan assets may also be considered, depending on whether the sibling’s 529 plan is a parent-owned 529 plan or a custodial 529 plan, and which college the student attends.

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Can You Use a 529 Plan to Pay for Health Insurance?

You cannot use a 529 plan to pay for health insurance, but many colleges require students to have health insurance. College students have the option to stay on their family’s health insurance, enroll in a campus health plan or purchase their own insurance plan.

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early or Save for College?

Instead of saving for college in a 529 plan, some families pay off their mortgage early to free up future cash flow. Families should consider their mortgage interest rate, the liquidity of their assets and whether or not they plan to stay in their home before deciding to pay off their mortgage early.

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Pros and Cons of Dual Enrollment

Students can save on college costs by earning dual-enrollment credits in high school. Here is a list of the biggest pros and cons to consider when deciding whether or not to take dual-enrollment classes.

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