College Planning

What Are the Pros and Cons of Using a 529 Plan?

If you’re thinking about opening a 529 plan to save for college for a child or grandchild, it’s important to understand how 529 plans work and their potential tax benefits. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of 529 plans to consider.

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Tools & Calculators

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Find out what you can save by contributing to a 529 plan today instead of paying off a student loan later

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Get an estimate of your child's financial-aid eligibility (EFC)

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