Asset Building Financial Inclusion Perspectives & Testimonies

A Promising Platform for College Saving

As part of President Obama’s larger agenda to create a “save and invest” economy, a review of College Savings (529) Plans is underway to expand their use by middle- and low-income families. In this College Savings Initiative perspective, Sherraden examines the challenges and potential of 529s.

Project: College Success


Sherraden, M. (2009, June). A promising platform for college saving (CSD Perspective No. 09-21). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.