In addition to any grants states offer, state income tax breaks can help single-income families boost college savings.

Avoid Common College Savings Pitfalls for Single-Income Families

Don’t miss tax deductions and credits that can help single-income families save for college.

In addition to any grants states offer, state income tax breaks can help single-income families boost college savings.
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"My parents sent me to college debt-free," she says. "I want to do the same for my daughter." 

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