The best month to start college planning is every month. Check out October’s terrific links.
Our College tip of the month:
- If you are saving for college expenses, many states offer tax benefits for contributions made to in-state 529 plans. And some, like Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Pennsylvania allow for tax benefits for contributions made to any state’s plan. To learn more about tax deductions or 529 plans, visit Savingforcollege.com. As always, fees matter, so be sure to look at your options from a fee perspective.
Which colleges give you the best value? Wall Street Journal
The best college majors for your money. CNBC
Why is college so expensive? The Atlantic
How to supercharge a 529 account. Financial Samurai
What would it take to make college free? MarketWatch
Most people have no clue how financial aid works. Student Loan Hero
Most parents are still not using 529 plans to save for college. CNBC
Some colleges are lowering tuition. Forbes
How to get the most financial aid for college. Wall Street Journal
Here are some cities where students can work their way through college. Student Loan Hero