There's a way.
Saving for college is a journey made better when guided by experience.
What you need to know, simply and clearly. So, you can pursue the best possibilities for your kids — without limits.
Not sure where to start? Let our experts help clear the way. From financial aid officers at leading colleges and universities across the country to financial planners who work with families every day — start your journey with us.
Save for college
Compare savings options, explore 529s, and find tactics and to-dos.
What Is a Prepaid 529 Plan?
How to Set Financial Goals and Save for College
Why Military Families Should Use 529 Plans
5 College Saving Mistakes and Fixes
4 Reasons Grandparents Should Open a 529
529 Plans and Taxes
Advice From Families Saving for College
What’s Your College Savings Number?
5 Steps to Find Your Number
The Ins and Outs of Using a 529 Plan
Pay for college
Navigate costs, financial aid and student loans to plan ahead.
Getting from College Costs to a Decision
Colleges Answer 6 Financial Aid Questions
A Conversation About the Financial Aid Process
The Paying for College Paradox
Understanding the CSS Profile
10 College Financial Terms to Know
5 Forms Before Freshman Year of College
Can 529 Savings Impact Financial Aid?
Calculate College Costs in 3 Steps
Can I Appeal Financial Aid?
PLAN YOUR PATH
Every possibility needs a path to follow. The hardest part is knowing where to start. Let’s find your way forward – together.
NEWBORN TO KINDERGARTEN
The early years are hectic enough without adding saving for college to the list. Start early – you’ve heard it before. Still, you’d be shocked at how often parents still miss out. To help you make the most of these early (and sleep-deprived) years, we’ve made getting started simple as can be. Add in insights from our experts and parents like you for the confidence you need to get started.
1ST THRU 8TH
Saving for college is a journey, not a race. There are really no shortcuts. But every step taken today is a step in the right direction — another day, another dollar saved. Take lots of little steps now to make huge strides down the road. With solid advice and expert guidance, you can find the right footing to get going and keep saving.
9TH THRU 12TH
There’s no such thing as too little, too late – even for high schoolers. There are still plenty of ways for you to save for college. And a lot to think about when it comes to paying for college. We’ve made it simple to get what you need to know and what to do next – whether you’re already saving or just starting. So, you can feel good about every step because every little bit counts.
COLLEGE POST HS
Since saving for college gets intertwined with admissions, it’s easy to forget about paying for the later years of college too. To minimize borrowing and maximize savings, it’s a good idea to have a plan to see your student through all four years of school. Saving doesn’t end in high school, and neither does our guidance. Forge ahead with steps, tips and advice from the experts.
What it is
A 529 plan with guaranteed prepaid tuition at nearly 300 colleges nationwide.
What it does
Lock in today’s tuition. Save on tomorrow’s tuition. Protect against rising tuition.
Why you need it
No fees, no worrying about market ups and downs. Just savings, plain and simple.
Want more on financial aid? Other options to save? Maybe uncover a few misconceptions about private college? Dip your toes in or jump into the deep end — you choose.