College Planning

529 Plans Receive Favorable Treatment on the FAFSA

The impact of a college savings account has on financial aid eligibility depends on the type of account, and who owns the account. 529 plan accounts owned by a parent or dependent student generally have a more favorable impact on financial aid eligibility than other types of investment accounts.

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College Planning Articles

How to Prepare Your Child for College (Ages 0-4)
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Questions to Ask Admissions on a College Campus Visit
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How to Withdraw Money from Your 529 Plan
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529 plan gifts may be deductible on state income tax returns
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Tools & Calculators

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