— The answer is that it depends on where you live, and if you live in a city with a lot of universities.
That’s because the best places for college-going tend to be those with the most universities, according to the Center for College Affordability and Productivity at the University of Michigan.
The center’s study of 529 college savings plans from the University System of Georgia, for instance, found that for the first time, colleges with 529 plans had the lowest graduation rates, lowest earnings and highest debt load among all 529 plans analyzed.
The study also found that the most affordable colleges tended to be located in the Midwest and the South, and that those with 529s had the highest graduation rates.
The study found that those in the South had the least savings.
And it also found high-end colleges tended not to offer 529 plans, and some of those colleges with high-profile programs didn’t offer plans at all.
But there are exceptions to that.
“If you live near a lot (of universities) or are a graduate student, you’re likely to find a better deal,” said Rachel Schramm, a senior at the Center.
Schramm’s family attended four public universities at the time she was planning on going to college.
And she and her parents are not alone.
About one in five parents who are working in or planning to get their children to college said they used 529 plans in the past year, according the Center, and about one in 10 parents said they had used a 529 plan for at least three years.
Those who are college-bound have to make some tough decisions about which plans they want to use.
Some of them are deciding between the 529 plan or the parent-child savings account.
Some are choosing between the parent savings account and 529 plans.
Others are choosing 529 plans and savings accounts that they can take advantage of later.
For those who don’t have access to 529 plans or the option of saving directly on their own, they have to weigh their options based on the financial stability of their own financial situation, according Schramf.
There are some other options, such as using a 529 savings account to invest in stocks or bonds that aren’t subject to a federal income tax, she said.
When it comes to the cost of college, Schramk said, some students may not know exactly what it costs, because they don’t get a detailed cost breakdown.
A recent analysis of 529 plans from 529.com, a website for people to choose from 529 savings plans, found the average 529 plan cost $2,664 for the year.
One in five people had less than $30,000 saved, while one in 20 had more than $50,000.
College tuition and fees have skyrocketed in recent years.
College tuition is about $9,000 for a four-year college, and there’s an average of $6,000 in fees per year.
Students with Pell Grants, scholarships and other federal aid can save thousands of dollars on their tuition, which is also often cheaper than the cost for a private college.
But the average student in the U.S. today has less than about $5,000 left over in their 529 savings plan, according to the Center.
Schramf and her husband, Jason, who is a corporate finance major at Wayne State University, also used 529s in college, but the plan was different.
We saved the money and paid off our student loans in full, she said.
She saved the same amount in tuition and student loans when she got out of college.
“If we had gotten that student loan, I’m not sure we would have gone to college,” Schramman said.
“It was so easy.”
The Center found that students with 529 accounts are not as likely to have debt as those with parent-dependent plans, which are more financially stable.
The median debt load for those with a parent-dependency plan was $20,000 and $30.
The average debt load of those with parents who have 529 accounts was $22,000, the study found.
As a result, the amount of money that parents could save on college tuition, fees and other costs could be better off than if they had not enrolled their kids in college.
Schmitt said she was surprised by how much of a difference it made to her finances.
I don’t think I would have spent $20k on tuition, she says, “I just didn’t know that was possible.
After I graduated, I got a job and my daughter got a degree.
We’ve had to make sacrifices, but she has been able to pay her loans off and get a job.”