Understanding 529 Plans
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Using 529 Plans for Distance and Online Education
Options for using 529 plans to pay for distance learning and online learning are limited, especially for K-12 and homeschooled students. Currently, qualified education expenses for a 529 plan include college tuition and fees and up to $10,000 per year in K-12 tuition. The tuition and fees can include accredited online education programs, but not homeschooling expenses.Read More
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