College Planning

College Savings 101

There’s an interesting juxtaposition when a child goes to college. The child celebrates the successful culmination of years of academic pressures, while the parents grapple with a different kind of pressure: how to pay for a higher education.

Cash for College Tips

The College Foundation of North Carolina advises:

1. Open a N.C. 529 college savings plan. In addition to federal tax advantages, the state offers a tax deduction for contributions.

Paying for the Future

North Carolina’s college system seems like a great deal. There are plenty of really exceptional schools and the tuition and fees for in-state (or "resident") students range from approximately $3,000 to $5,500 per year.