Saving for college: Study your options and plan ahead
Abstract: Costs for college tuition and related expenses continue to soar. In fact, tuition and fees rose an average 2.9% after inflation for private four-year colleges, and 4.4% for public four-year institutions annually during the past decade, according to a 2007 College Board report. Such reports should light a fire under parents who are dragging their feet when it comes to saving for college. This article looks at some options that may help you reach your goals — financially and academically.