Q&A: College expenses and 529 plans

Dear Liz: You’ve been writing about what to do with leftover money in 529 college savings plans. Our grandchild went to a great state university with low tuition. To manage this ahead of…

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Q&A: There’s a new option for leftover funds from a 529 college savings plan — your kid’s retirement

Dear Liz: We put four kids through college using 529 college savings. All four are out of college with good jobs and we have about $50,000 left over. Would you suggest just letting…

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Las Positas College Students Launch Financial Literacy Nonprofit: FinLit Initiative

LIVERMORE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Four students from Las Positas College have taken on the challenge of improving financial education and resources among college students in California. Their non-profit organization,…

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529 college savings rollovers – Ask Liz Weston

Dear Liz: The beneficiary on the 529 college savings account I manage has no education plans so they cannot use the 529 funds without tax penalty. They also do not work, so I…

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What is a ‘qualified higher education expense’ for 529 college savings plans?

Dear Liz: We are tapping our child’s 529 college savings plan for the first time and are confused on what qualifies as a “qualified higher education expense.” Obviously tuition counts, but what about…

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Q&A: Their 529 college savings plans have a problem: The students graduated. Now what?

Dear Liz: My adult children both have money left in 529 accounts that I control as well as uncashed savings bonds given by generous grandparents. We were able to get them through college…

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What does it take to get into an Ivy League college? For some students, a $750,000 consultant.

Ways to secure a scholarship, as cost of college soars Newspaper Ads Canyon Crest CA Ways to secure a scholarship, as cost of college soars 02:33 Getting into an Ivy…

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NCAA president Charlie Baker blasts “prop bets,” citing risk to game integrity in college sports

Since he took over as president of the NCAA earlier this year, former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he has grown deeply worried about the impact legal gambling is having on…

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Q&A: How to tap an unused 529 college savings plan without getting taxed

Dear Liz: I opened a 529 college savings plan for our son and over the years it grew. My son was fortunate to receive a full-ride academic scholarship and therefore much of the…

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How your college major can influence pay. Here are the top- and bottom-paying fields.

Obtaining a college diploma has long been viewed as a ticket to a good job, but new data suggests that the type of degree you get also can have a…

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Legislative fix would save student housing at Cerritos College, 18 other campuses – Press Enterprise

By Mikhail Zinshteyn | CalMatters Cerritos College in Los Angeles County was about to cancel plans to build affordable dorms for 396 students at rents of just above $700 a…

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Plying their trades – CBS News

Plying their trades – CBS News Watch CBS News Not everyone is interested in a white collar job or college degree (or in racking up student loan debt). “Sunday Morning”…

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