CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The cost of saving for your child’s college education is rising by the day.
NewsChannel 36 put together a list of very user-friendly links that may help you decide which option is for you.
This is a link to the North Carolina 529 plan, which allows you to invest in your child’s future by using the stock market. This is a very simple site to navigate and it’s filled with straightforward advice and tips.
If you live in a different state or plan on moving in the next few years, this link has a list of many different options broken down by state.
I spoke with a parent of a student at a state university (Virginia Tech) who told me that the cost above tuition for his son’s first year was about $10,000. That number included books, computer and room and board.
For financial aid from the government, you can click this link to see which option best fits your situation.