Saving for college can be a daunting task for parents today. Many studies show that parents are simply overwhelmed by the challenge of saving such a substantial amount of money and by the seemingly endless array of financing options available.
Take some time to learn about all the options available to help make college possible.
Below are some online sources of information about college costs, savings plans, and other related topics. The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program is not responsible for the content of these sites, and makes no representation about the accuracy or reliability of their content.
A smart planning source for life after high school. The comprehensive site includes information about finding a college, college and career planning, and paying for college. www.going2college.org
A not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. www.collegeboard.com
College Savings Plans Network
Information about college savings programs. www.collegesavings.org
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools. www.finaid.org
Organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college. This site offers partnership information as well as financial literacy tools and materials. www.jumpstart.org
School and Campus Code Search
This link provides access to the U.S. Department of Education's database of federal school and campus codes and lists Title IV eligibility status for eligible institutions. Only Title IV-eligible schools can be used for qualified distributions.www.fafsa.ed.gov
A good source of information on a range of college savings-related topics, including 529 basics, comparisons of types of plans, and how to save for college. www.savingforcollege.com
The College Savings Foundation (CSF)
A not-for-profit organization that works with public policy makers and the financial services industry in support of education savings programs. The site contains research papers and industry data dealing with 529 plans. www.collegesavingsfoundation.org