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Tax Refunds Can Boost Your College Savings

By Paul Paeglis Executive Director, Ohio Tuition Trust Authority March 31, 2014 According to a recent survey by the financial services firm Edward Jones, only 8% of respondents said they planned to inve... Read More


Create Your Own Pot O' Gold this St. Patrick's Day

By Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald March 17, 2014 As State Treasurer of Iowa and administrator of College Savings Iowa, I frequently have the opportunity to talk to grandparents about saving for their grand... Read More


New CSPN Data Indicates Continued Growth for College Savings Plans

By Betty Lochner, Chair, College Savings Plans Network March 11, 2014 Today, the College Savings Plans Network published its 2013 Year-End 529 Report, which features aggregated data from the 103 ... Read More


Saving for College -- Two Plans are Better Than One!

By Sheila Salehian Senior Deputy Treasurer, Office of Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall March 3, 2014 Contributing to a prepaid tuition plan and a traditional 529 college savings plan simultaneously&h... Read More


Kids Remind Us of What's Important: Technology Brings Us Together

By:  Betty Lochner, Director of Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program & CSPN Chair You may or may not be aware... Read More


Happy Presidents Day

By Jim DiUlio Director, Wisconsin 529 College Savings Program We celebrate Presidents Day each February, and it gives us a chance to reflect on our country’s history and leaders.  There has been... Read More


529 Savings Plan Guide by Affordablecollegesonline.org

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/529-college-savings-plan-online-guidebook/  Read More


THE 411 ON 529 AND OTHER COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS by Online Colleges

Great job to the staff writers at Online Colleges. http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2013/04/18/the-411-on-529-and-other-college-savings-plans/ With tuition shooting higher and no end in sight, many students’... Read More


Top 5 college movies to learn from

The Real College Guide: Campus Life Top Five College Movies to Watch and Learn From By Abragail Kappel for The Real College Guide If “Intro to College Themes in American Cinema” didn’t make it to your... Read More


Searching for the right college? 10 that slip under the radar.

!-- SPONSOR UNIT BEGINS --> The Real College Guide Top 10 Outstanding Colleges that Slip Under the Radar By Rachel Smith for The Real College Guide It isn’t all about the Ivies, kids. Parade ... Read More


Top 10 Majors Most Likely To Get You Hired

The Real College Guide Top 10 Majors Most Likely To Get You Hired By Lauren Joffe for The Real College Guide For students entering a somewhat bleak hiring market, your college major could be... Read More


Top 10 Weirdest College Majors - Bowling is our favorite!

The Real College Guide Top 10 Weirdest Majors By Nancy Mucciarone for The Real College Guide After experimenting with different elective classes and talking over your goals with an academic advisor, it’s ... Read More


Saving for college? Your kid could be the next Steve Jobs.

The Real College Guide: School/Career Stuff College-age Entrepreneurs By Lauren Joffe for The Real College Guide Dreaming of becoming the next Steve Jobs? You’re not alone. College students and recent gr... Read More


Top 10 Most Shocking Degrees Held by Celebrities

The Real College Guide Top 10 Most Shocking Degrees Held by Celebrities By Ocean Gildee for The Real College Guide Who knew celebrities went to college? And who would’ve thought they didn’t all major in dr... Read More


Welcome to Gift of College

Welcome to the Gift of College Blog! Saving for college is one of the most important things you can do for your family. With rising college costs and college loans becoming more expensive and harder to attain, start... Read More


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