• How To Save for College
  • 529 Plan Overview

    What are the types of 529 Plans and who can qualify? We discuss this and more in our primer on 529 College Savings Plans.

    Getting Money for College

    Financial planning for college may sound complicated, but there are several websites that help you find scholarships and funding that you mi...

    5 Little Steps to Start a College Fund for a Baby

    These five little steps could help you start a college fund for a baby which can help help secure peace of mind for you and secure higher ed...

    How Much Will College Cost?

    This article shows a breakdown of tuition fees and living costs for different types of colleges and provides several online college savings calculators for planning.

    Understanding Federal Student Loans

    This article explains how federal student loans can be used to help pay for college and which types of federal aids students and parents qua...

    Understanding Your Financial Aid Options for College

    This article explains three types of financial aid that can help students plan for college: scholarships, federal loans, and private loans. ...

    What is a 529 Plan?

    A 529 Plan is one really great way to save for college. It has tax advantages like tax-deferred growth, and it is generally easy to set up. Find out if a 529 is right for you.

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  • Protect Tomorrow with an Education.
    Our goal at Protective is to help you protect tomorrow for you and your loved ones. For many of us, that means doing what we can to ensure our child has a good college education. You’ll find information in our college planning section to get you started and links to other helpful resources for more information.
    You Don’t Need a Ph.D. to Plan for Your Child’s College Education.
    What you do need is a plan that you can start and stick to. All of the articles in our college planning section are designed to provide you with helpful ideas, basic tools and information to empower you to get started on your college planning. From 529 plans, to tuition assistance to scholarships and other forms of financial aid, there are many ways to tackle the price tag that now comes with a college education. You’ll find this information here.
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