Getting Started

The information on this website and linked resources provide a variety of information about saving for college. The most important step is getting started and then learning more along the way. We suggest the following three steps to get started.

  1. Find a little bit of money to put towards college savings – Helpful steps can include developing or reviewing your budget, starting to track spending, or simply using a change jar. If you save $2/day in an account that earns just 1% interest, in 17 years you’ll have more than $12,400.
  2. Pick a place to save – Families interested in college savings have a variety of options over where to put their savings. Learn more on the Savings Options page. Options range anywhere from a change jar or piggy bank to more complex plans that may allow you to save on taxes.
  3. Tell friends and family about savings – Get friends and family members involved!

However you get started, the most important question is always, “What works for me?

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  • Savings Options