Course 6: Paying for college: Freshman year

Overview

The big day has finally arrived! Your child is ready to start a new exciting chapter of his or her life. Here are some helpful strategies for navigating and fine-tuning your plan for drawing down savings that first year.

Objectives

When you complete this course, you will:

  • Know how to prepare financially leading into and during freshman year
  • Have a guide to help you make your 529 college savings go as far as possible
Course Outline
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1. The final countdown: Preparing for freshman year and beyond Article
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Assuming your child's first day of college is less than a year away, now is the time to develop a more detailed strategy that takes your child from freshman year through his or her senior year.

Assuming your child's first day of college is less than a year away, now is the time to develop a... More
2. How to spend from a 529 college plan Article
Here’s a guide to help you make your 529 college savings go as far as possible.