College may seem like a distant dream at this point in your child’s life, but it’s never too early to start preparing for this important goal. For a child born today to attend a public university in 18 years, it can cost as much as $231,315, and almost twice that amount for a private school.1Start preparing financially for college now
Your child will thank you when they don’t have expensive tuition bills or large loan balances to worry about. Plus, the money you save through Future Scholar can be used to pay qualified education costs at any eligible educational institution in the United States, as well as some international schools. This includes two- and four-year public and private colleges, graduate and professional programs and certain vocational-technical schools.Future Scholar gives you:
Get started saving with Future Scholar. No minimum investment is required to enroll.Resources and information:
1 Source: College Cost Projector calculator on futurescholar.com, as of June 2013. Assumes a 5% rate of inflation.
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Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact your financial advisor or visit columbiamanagement.com for a Program Description, which contains this and other important information about the Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan. Read it carefully before investing. You should also consider, before investing, whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc., member FINRA, is the distributor and underwriter for 529 plans available through Columbia Management. The Office of State Treasurer of South Carolina (the State Treasurer) administers the Program and has selected Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC and Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc. (Columbia Management) as Program Manager. Columbia Management and its affiliates are responsible for providing certain administrative, recordkeeping and investment services, and for the marketing of the Program. Columbia Management is not affiliated with the State Treasurer.