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Tips for Talking to Your Child about Paying for College

As you cuddle your newborn, you likely dream of how you’ll lavish your child with anything and everything for a “good life.” As you gain more parental experience, you’ll likely soon realize how much your child learns from finding out how much he or she can personally do. Instead of handling everything for your child, your goal may become gradually providing opportunities for your child to be involved in making his or her own choices and learning to handle money responsibly—while you’re still available to give advice and support.

Can college savings in the NC 529 Plan be used at any school?

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Have an NC 529 Plan for a soon-to-be high school graduate? This is an exciting—and busy!—time for your family. Now is the time to be sure the money you’ve saved can be used for your grad’s college education. Don’t stress, we’re here to help! You can use the savings in your NC 529 Plan at any eligible institution of higher education in the U.S. and even some foreign countries. But what exactly is an eligible institution?