Seniors across the country are researching colleges, writing essays, taking SAT and ACT tests and attending college fairs in hopes of gaining admission to the college of their choice.
And while parents everywhere are hoping to see a flurry of acceptance letters next spring, many are just as anxious about how they and their student will pay for that college education.
September is College Savings Month, dedicated to creating awareness about what it takes to make sure that when the time comes, your child has sufficient financial resources to make college a reality.
With college tuition costs rapidly rising, finding proper resources can greatly affect a family’s ability to pay for their child’s future college tuition, according to ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings program.
During the month of September, ScholarShare is holding a “Share Your Story” contest on its recently launched Facebook page. California residents age 18 or older can “Like” ScholarShare’s page and write in their personal college savings story—from successes and tips to goals and challenges. Two entries will be chosen at random on Sept. 21 to win $1,529 to begin or contribute towards their ScholarShare account. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by ScholarShare. For official rules, prize details and entry deadlines, please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Share Your Story” tab at http://www.facebook.com/scholarshare529/ .