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June 2015

529 Plans and Off-Campus Housing

Is your student planning to live off-campus this fall? If so, you can still use funds in your 529 plan to pay for room and board, but you may not be able to cover 100% of the cost from your plan. Be sure to ask your school’s financial aid office what the off-campus room and board allowance is because that’s…

College Visits

A few years ago, my niece came out to visit and look at one of our local colleges. Since she had made a long trip, I scheduled her to visit three local schools, not just the one she was interested in. She didn’t like the other two schools; in fact, we left the third right at the start of the…