TrailGuide: Life After High School

Question #4 How do you find the money to pay for college?

Savings/Mutual Funds

The 529 Savings Plan is a state-sponsored program designed to help families save for a child's college education while offering tax benefits, flexibility and a broad range of investment options with no income level restrictions.
Further information

Mutual Funds
It is very important that you receive financial planning advise before you invest in mutual funds. Mutual funds are a common pool of money in which investors with common investments place their contributions. You can invest your permanent funds in mutual funds for long term growth as an example.
It is important to shop around before making a decision.
Further information

Contact your local school to see if financial investment representatives visit. It would be a good idea to set up an appointment with this person to ask questions.








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   Forms:
Budget Worksheet
Personal Academic Survey
Junior Questionnaire
Senior Questionnaire
Overview Checklist
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Personal Form (for letters)
FAFSA Checklist

   Sample Letters:
Letters to Colleges
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