The challenge of saving for a costly college education can be daunting and leads many to question whether the degree is worth the price. However, the return on investing in a college education is high. We see college graduates have:

College graduates have the benefit of higher lifetime earnings and a lower unemployment rate, among other things.

But the number of college students is rising, making the competition for acceptance and financial aid increasingly fierce. The cost of college also appears to be on the rise, even as some are already struggling to pay the bill. As of 2012, student debt was the second-largest balance after mortgage debt.

Having a plan can help you. Review our guides for:

Choosing the Right School

Selecting the right college can be difficult. Use our tips to get started and narrow down your school search.

Maximizing Chances of Acceptance

Improve your child’s chances for college acceptance. Learn the steps you can take to maximize acceptance potential early on.

Paying for College

The cost of college can be overwhelming. Utilize helpful resources such as merit aid and financial aid.

College Planning Center

Create a personalized plan for each of your children including a step-by-step guide of important elements to consider and things to do right now in the college planning process.  It leads you through school selection, getting and staying on track for acceptance, and navigating the complexities of paying for college.

Looking for Investment Options?

Saving for college is a top priority for many investors. View our investment options to help make your dreams a reality.

Student Debt vs. Mortgage Debt

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