1. Saving for College: In-state versus out-of-state college preparations

    Male Student In ClassroomGetting ready for college involves preparing your child for big changes in his or her life. But as a parent, you’ll need to make preparations as well based on whether your child plans to attend college in-state or out-of-state.

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  2. College 529 Plans: Can I Invest in Any State’s Plan?

    Mother Reviewing 529 Plans With SonsA 529 college savings plan is an investment vehicle you can use to plan for your child’s future educational expenses. Though each state has its own college 529 plan, you are not restricted from purchasing a plan outside your state of residence.

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  3. Guiding Your Teen Through the College Admission Process

    Student Applying For CollegeThe college admission process can be an overwhelming experience for teens, as well as their parents. After all, heading to college represents a very important chapter in your teen’s development process. While anxiety is likely to run high throughout this process, there are proven effective ways to lend both the guidance and loving support your teen will need.

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  4. What Are the Rules for Coverdell Savings Accounts?

    Father Researching Coverdell Savings AccountAs society advances, higher education becomes more important than ever. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to save for your child’s educational expenses. One such vehicle is the Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). The Coverdell ESA is a tax-deferred account you can use to hold investments for a child or other beneficiary’s future educational expenses.

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  5. Applying for Financial Aid

    Student Applying For Financial AidDespite a slow economic recovery, the cost of a college education continues to rise year to year. Now more than ever before, parents and students are in need of financial assistance to pay for college tuition. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the cost of tuition for entering freshmen at a four-year public college in 2009 was three times what it was in 1990 when those same students were born. So how can you apply for financial aid?

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