Paying for College

The cost of college increases steadily every year, and we can help you understand options available when you want to support a child's goal of earning a college degree.

We'll work with you to create a smart strategy so your child or grandchild can earn the education they want.

College Planning

Before you make your decisions on financing higher education, remember to talk to us so you can: 

  • Get an idea for the cost of college; 
  • Become familiar with alternative pre-funding plans; 
  • Get information on investment alternatives you should consider; 
  • Understand various education tax incentives available 
  • Determine if it makes sense to own the investments yourself or to keep them in your child's name; 
  • Develop an action plan to best meet your overall college funding needs.

U.S. Undergraduate College Costs for 2014-2015 School Year

Source: College Board's 2014 Trends in College Pricing, www.collegeboard.com

  Tuition and Fees Room & Board Total Change from 2013-14
Public 4-Year (in-state tuition) $9,139 $9,804 $18,943 2.9%
Public 4-Year (out-of-state tuition) $22,958 $9,804 $32,762 3.3%
Private 4-Year $31,231 $11,188 $42,419 3.7%

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