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Saving for College Resource Center

Learn how to help pay for your child's education while still working toward other financial priorities.

saving for college guide

Are you confused about how (and how much) to save for college?

You’re not alone. And with 42 percent of college costs being paid out-of-pocket, parents must balance the desire to pay for their child’s education with other financial priorities, like retirement.1

It’s never too late to start planning for your loved one’s future or to give your plan a checkup to make sure you’re moving in the right direction.

Start with the resources below.

college saving steps
college or retirement
tax-advantaged options for college savings
saving for college is not enough
monthly budget worksheet

Looking for information on starting out on the right foot? Visit the Financial Basics Resource Center for more information.