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The value of a college education

Whether it's learning their "A, B, Cs" or learning world history, your child is doing what they need to do to prepare for college. We can help you do the same.

Why you should save now

Borrowing to pay for college

If you're planning on taking out loans when it comes time to pay your first tuition bill, you could end up paying a lot more for that college education.

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Ways to save for college

Figuring out how you want to save for college is an important decision, and there are a number of options available.

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A one-time payment or monthly contributions?

No matter what method you choose, see what it may take to meet the projected cost of college.

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What is a 529 plan?

Simply put, 529 plans are a smart way to invest for college. Here are ten things you should know to get started.

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College Savings Projector Calculator

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College Funding Calculator

Build a customized strategy for paying for college by taking into consideration scholarships, grants, loans and your personal savings.

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Examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not representative of a particular investment. This calculator does not take into account investment expenses, which if reflected, would lower results shown. Investments do not guarantee any specific rate of return, and you may have a gain or a loss on the amounts invested. Periodic investment plans do not assure a profit and do not protect against a loss in a declining market.

Investors should carefully consider plan investment goals, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain the Investor Handbook, which contains this and other information, call Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., the manager and underwriter for the plan, at (877) 4NJ-BEST. You should read the Investor Handbook carefully before investing and consider whether your or the beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in its qualified tuition program.