How to start saving for college
As you start saving for college, keep in mind that you may not be on the hook for the entire college bill—some of the other sources to cover college expenses include grants, scholarships, work-study, and contributions from relatives. As you save, consider investing appropriately and be sure to still prioritize “must have” expenses like retirement savings.
Here are some steps to get started saving for college:
Establish a college savings goal
Visit college websites to get a general idea of what they cost to attend and determine how much you may need to save.
Choose the college savings plan that's best for you
Make regular contributions
Treat your savings like a monthly bill, contribute whatever you can afford now, and challenge yourself to increase the amount over time.