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Saving for College: A Policy Primer

To help address the rapidly rising cost of higher education—an obstacle to college access and completion for many low- and moderate-income families—it is increasingly important to save for college. This report highlights key policy considerations and challenges, along with specific strategies, to make 529 college savings plans more accessible to families of all incomes.

Project: College Success


Clancy, M., Lassar, T., & Taake, K. (2010, September). Saving for college: A policy primer (CSD Policy Brief No. 10-27). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.