A better way to pay for college

Thomas, Georgie A.
September 2001
State Government News;Sep2001, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p14
Focuses on the College Savings Plans Network which was established by state governments in the United States to help students and families pay college costs. Inclusion of a provision in the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 that provide tax relief for people who save in state plans; Details on several college savings plans of state governments; Proposal of the network to eliminate the disparity between prepaid-tuition and savings trust tuition.


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