Savings calculator

How much should you save? It depends on things like your income and the schools your child has in mind. It’s fine to start small.

If I save       a month


Birth18 years old

Estimated savings when my child is 18 years old:


That's about 0% of what you'll need for four years of in-state tuition fees.

* Assumes a hypothetical 6% growth rate.

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Give it a boost!

save on taxes iconYearly bonus? Tax refund? Put part — or all — of it into your 529 education savings plan account.

on track iconAsk for gifts toward your child’s 529 savings plan account on birthdays and holidays.

on track iconHave your child join in the effort. Lemonade stands and part time jobs can help grow the funds, too.

It’s better to start somewhere and start now. Small savings can make a big difference over time.

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