The SECURE Act Expands Use of 529 Plans

The Act allows 529 distributions to pay back student loans and may give grandparents a new way to take advantage of their savings.  Read More

Wisdom and Insight from Our U.Fund Dreams Tour Partners

Tips from our partners include creative ideas that can help your child earn money, gardening tips, ideas on how to save during back-to-school season, tips on encouraging college gifting from family and friends, and inexpensive ways to spend time with family.  Read More

How We Save for College: Tips from MEFA Team Members

Tips include using a college savings account, starting small, involving your children in the process, taking advantage of gifting, setting up automatic deposits, and diversifying your investments.  Read More

7 Back to School College Savings Tips

Tips include using daycare money, getting your child involved, selling Halloween costumes, encouraging college gifting, planning meals, having a yard sale, and selling gift cards.  Read More

A College Savings Guide for Families

Roadmap For Their Future features tips including asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” at different ages, starting a “What I Want To Be” book, creating an achievement board to celebrate areas of success, taking children to college events, and teaching your child about budgeting. Read More

Flexible College Savings with the U.Plan

With the U.Plan, if you don’t attend a participating college or university, you’ll still receive your savings back plus interest calculated at CPI with no penalty or taxes due on earnings Read More

The Best Tools to Help You Save for College

Resources include The College Planning Tool, College Savings Estimator, College Savings Tips, Saving for College Webinar, and MEFA U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan  Read More

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Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life.