The cost of education can be daunting. Smart planning can help.
It’s no secret that getting an education is expensive. But it can really pay off. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, someone with a bachelor’s degree earns almost $24,000 a year more on average than a high school graduate.1 There may be other benefits to a college degree too, including: more career opportunities, greater chances for advancement and improved employee benefits.
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Take a bite out of future college costs. A 529 College Savings Plan can be a great way to save.
Whether you’re planning for elementary school expenses or college costs, a Coverdell can help.
If you’re unsure your child will attend college or simply want more choices, we have options.
Many people feel intimidated by the cost of a college education, and for good reason.
The average annual costs of tuition, room and board for the 2013-2014 school year for public and private college were2:
Paying for College
The costs are high, but there are great education funding options available to help make it a lot easier to plan for education expenses.
Here’s a comparison of the education funding options COUNTRY Financial can help you with (2014 information)3:
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). "Education Pays"
2 The College Board, “Trends in College Pricing,” 2013.
3The information contained herein is general and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Laws of your particular state and your particular situation may significantly affect the general information presented herein. The availability of the tax or other benefits mentioned above may be conditioned on meeting certain requirements. State tax deductions mentioned here may only be available if you invest in a 529 plan offered by the state in which you reside. COUNTRY Financial and our representatives cannot give tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or tax advisor regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
For 529 plans, investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses associated with municipal fund securities before investing. More information about municipal fund securities is available in the issuer’s official statement. The official statement should be read carefully before investing.
529 College Savings Plans offered by each state differ in options and benefits. The plan for you depends on your specific objectives and circumstances. Please consider each plans investment options, fess, and state tax implications. You should consult your attorney or tax advisor regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
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