CHAPTER17

Investing for College

In This Chapter

  • How much should you save for your student’s college education?
  • Will your family qualify for financial aid?
  • Types of programs available for tax-favored saving
  • Choosing appropriate investments

The price of college has far outstripped pay increases and all other types of inflation. The days when someone could work their way through college are about as long-gone as shag carpeting. Although it’s still possible for some families to qualify for financial aid, and some few students do land significant scholarships, you should plan as if you’re not going to receive such help. Luckily, there are several ...

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