8 Strategies to Pay for College:  A Parent’s Guide

Parents will find ways to pay for their child’s college, but it often involves sacrifice and planning.

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How much will I need to save?

It’s smart financial planning to get your house in order first, so you can save for your offspring’s college.

Automate Savings

Set up automatic transfers to a designated college savings account, so you won’t even have to think about it.

Put Windfalls to Work

Getting a tax refund or receiving an inheritance? Add it to your savings goal. 

It’s usually more cost-effective to save than borrow because of the interest.

Prune Expenses

You can use the natural course of time to turn expenses into savings.

Find Scholarships

FastWeb and Scholarships.com are two popular sites among many that will help you search for opportunities.

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