U.S. Higher Education

REUTERS/Jason Redmond-Un Bang (C) spends time with her sons, Shane Bang (L), 21, and Simon Bang (R), 18, at their home in Federal Way, Washington August 8, 2015. With his parents out of work and an office job paying his bills, college junior Shane remembers the anxiety he felt when his younger brother told his family he was headed to University of Washington in the fall. Then they got an unexpected lifeline. A law that took effect last month slashed tuition at public colleges and universities over the next two academic years as much as 20 percent for all Washington students, rich and poor alike. Picture taken August 8, 2015.

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Are middle-income families using the 529 education savings plans they fought for?

November 11, 2015, Nancy Farmer

Nancy Farmer asks whether middle-income families are using the 529 education savings plans for which they fought. Regardless of exactly how savings are invested, Farmer argues that the next generation of college graduates will be better off as middle-income families anticipate and prepare for their children’s higher education.

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