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Personal Financing

Planning for College

The value of education.

Preparing for college means more than just getting good grades and doing well on the SAT. It means researching schools, looking into available grants and scholarships, and, of course, having enough money to pay for your tuition, books, and other expenses.

As the price of higher education continues to rise, it’s more important than ever to get a good handle on your finances before heading off to college. Some families plan ahead and are able to pay for tuition in full, but a majority of college students require loans or assistance of some sort.

Financial Center can help you and your family set up an educational savings account like a 529 plan, which allows you to save for college tax-free. You’ll also need a checking account that you (and your parents) can manage online and/or in person. Convenience is important, too, and that’s why Financial Center gives you access to more than 4,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the country, just in case you need instant cash for educational supplies like books...or pizza.

 

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