Check out these resources to help answer your college savings questions:
DC College Savings Plan team members are available to talk about investing for college at information sessions, fairs, conferences and other community events.
DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG)
DCTAG provides DC residents with grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide, and two-year colleges nationwide.
DC College Access Program Last Dollar Award (DC-CAP)
Students who graduated from a DC public or charter high school in 2001 or later may apply to receive up to $2,000 per year for up to five years to pay for undergraduate tuition and expenses. For current information about the Last Dollar Award, call 202-783-7933.
A not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
College Parents of America
A membership organization comprised of current and future college parents, which is dedicated to helping parents prepare for and put their children through college. The site lists college savings options and financial aid resources.
College Savings Foundation
A nonprofit organization that helps American families achieve their education savings goals by working to support education savings programs. This site explains why families should save for college and how to plan and save.
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools including saving for college, getting loans, and investing in 529 plans.
A non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States.
A not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college.
School and Campus Code Search
Search the U.S. Department of Education's database of school and campus codes, as well as Title IV eligibility status for eligible institutions. Only Title IV-eligible schools can be used for qualified 529 distributions.
A good source of information on a range of college savings-related topics, including 529 basics, comparisons of types of plans, a scholarship search tool, and how to save for college.
Student Aid on the Web
This Federal Student Aid site (from the U.S. Department of Education) explains how to apply for federal grants, work-study programs, scholarships, and student loans.
Fastweb is a free service that matches members to nearly 1.5 million relevant scholarship opportunities and provides insider financial aid tips, advice on high school and college life.