Planning for college? Wondering how you’ll pay for it? Get facts and tips from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and news media resources.
A service provided by Student Financial Aid, OFS is dedicated to improving the financial well-being of individuals and families by providing affordable, unbiased education and counseling in all areas of personal finance.
Financial aid news, savings-plan tips, a recession guide and rankings of the best values in education.
CNN’s wellspring of tips, trends, news and calculators related to funding an education.
Commentary, news, charts and blogs from New York Times contributors.
National Association of State Treasurers-affiliated guide to 529 savings plans.
Loan information, a FAFSA guide and a glossary of financial-aid terms from Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education’s guide to loans, grants and scholarships, with information for students, parents, high school counselors and financial aid officers.
A 529 plan is a type of investment account you can use for higher education, named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, which outlines its tax advantages. Earnings grow federally tax-deferred and qualified withdrawals are tax-free.