Helpful College Tips for Divorced and Separated Familes

Getting a divorce and want to set-up a college account for your children?   I’ve found an article that offers helpful tips towards doing just that.  Now that there are two households, the decisions regarding how to plan for a child’s college costs can be daunting.

 1. Negotiate now the set-up of the account(s) now- Per the article, it’s best to set-up a base now and revisit the issue if needed in the future. At least something will be there when college rolls around.  The decision making regarding the college costs can possibly prolong the divorce, but it may prove to be money well spent in legal fees, rather than going forward without a plan or order in place for the college bound child.

2. Secure the college fund- If you have already saves money for college, make sure it can’t be used for anything other than your child’s education.  The article encourages readers to place any available funds into college funds as soon as possible to ear mark them for the child’s education.

 3. Strategize about who fills out aid form- Forms are usually required for financial aid. Figure out who and how the forms can be completed.
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