Does the idea of finding funding for college for your homeschoolers give you nightmares? With state schools like ASU, U of A and NAU costing more now than some private schools a decade ago, a university education may seem to be out of reach for those of modest means. Even with access to large scholarships, parents or students themselves will need to pick up some of the tab. Fortunately, there are still some tax breaks for tuition expenses and tax incentives for creating your own savings fund through instruments like a 529 college account.
Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal, is a big advocate of helping parents find ways to make education affordable and accessible. In honor of October being College Savings Month, Supt. Huppenthal will join with The College Savings Awareness Campaign to highlight the 529 college savings plans and all of its benefits. The program activities are geared to younger children as a way of underscoring the advantage parents have in creating education savings accounts when their children are very young.
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