Understand how your college savings can affect your child’s eligibility for need-based financial aid.

How College Savings Can Affect Financial Aid

Make sure you’ve set up college savings in a way that minimizes your expected family contribution.

Understand how your college savings can affect your child’s eligibility for need-based financial aid.
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With college costs rising, families looking for ways to pay for college should explore all of their options.

"Understanding your EFC is the cornerstone of creating a college funding strategy, but only one piece of the puzzle," Amrein says.

Trying to fund your education? Get tips and more in the U.S. News Paying for College center.