Saving and Paying for College

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Saving for your child’s college education can be stressful, confusing, and intimidating. This page is geared towards helping both parents and students navigate the waters of college costs.

How much you plan on saving depends on many factors, including your ability to save, the type of college your student want to attend, and how much financial assistance you wish to provide. Use the College Savings Calculator below to get a ballpark figure that can be adjusted based on your preferences, then take a look at College Savings 101 to decide where you want those savings to grow.

If your student is already applying to colleges, it’s not too late to find ways to decrease college costs! Check out the Grants & Scholarships section to see how your student can apply to receive money that won’t have to be paid back!

If you have determined that you or your student will need to take out a loan for college, be sure to research the options thoroughly, and be aware of the repayment options and obligations.

Saving for college

Financial Aid (FAFSA)

College Costs

College Rankings

Grants & Scholarships

Types of student loans

Loan Repayment

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