Skip to main content

College Savings 101

Investing for College Costs in a Pandemic


Are you trying to figure out how to save for the future during a pandemic, and whether the current circumstances will affect how you pay for your child’s education after high school? With fewer activities and less travel, now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the various school and certification options that exist and fit your family’s budget plan.

Families may want to explore schools virtually together and explore the types of scholarship or other financial opportunities schools offer. There are a number of factors to consider when planning how to cover your student’s higher education costs without jeopardizing your family’s financial well-being.

Read more at U.S. News & World Report

Smart Savers Blog

Resources to help you learn

Virginia529 offers free, in-person information sessions at locations across Virginia. These hour-long sessions highlight the program’s three plans, explain the benefits to account owners and give you the chance to get your questions answered. If you don’t live near one of our in-person sessions, Virginia529 offers online webinars where you can learn more from the comfort of your own home.