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529 savings plans are powerful vehicles to save for college. Find out more about them.

Learn about the basics of financial aid and all of your options to pay for a college education.

Financial Aid


Federal Education Loan Rates Are on the Rise. Could It Affect You?

If you currently take advantage of federal loan programs to borrow money for college-or intend to do so in the future-take notice. Rates on popular loan programs have been moving up in line with three-month Treasury bills, lifting the repayment rate on Stafford loans for student borrowers to 5.3%... more

Saving for College


Section 529 Savings Plans

Section 529 savings plans are state-sponsored college savings plans to which anyone can contribute money on behalf of a beneficiary. Contributions are invested according to options directed by the state. Here are some pros and cons to help you prepare for saving for your childs education with... more

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