Evaluate College Savings vs. Costs Before Transferring

Tuition differences and other college expenses can affect how transfer students should use 529 savings.


The decision should be based on how much the new school – either through course work or prestige – will boost the student's career potential after college, she says.

"Students are so young when they make these decisions – it's important that the decision is part of their overall career strategies," says Lee.

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