When should you start a college savings plan?

To give your family the most flexibility, starting early is key. With college costs continuing to rise, it's becoming more and more difficult to pay for higher education without turning to student loans—nowadays often six figures' worth. No matter where you're starting from, our financial advisors will put together a savings plan to help make sure you have what you need.

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How can Northwestern Mutual help with a college fund?

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When you work with us, we see a college savings plan as one part of an overarching financial plan. We'll look at everything you have going on—your goals like saving for college, your needs, and your priorities. With your big picture in focus, we'll create a tailored plan to help you save, grow your money, and make sure everything's protected.

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The Northwestern Mutual difference

Top 5 ranked investment service

We're one of the top U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers.1

Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews, April 2021

5.0M+ clients at Northwestern Mutual

The number of people we're proud to call clients, and who put their trust in us.2

164+ years strong through depressions, downturns, and pandemics

The number of years we’ve been there for our clients—through depressions, downturns, and pandemics.

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Ready to start saving for college?

Our financial advisors will help you create a college savings plan so your children can go to the school (or schools) they want.

It's easy to get started—no commitment, just a conversation.