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Funding Higher Education with Financial Aid and 529 Plans


This session will give a broad overview on the process, costs and resources available to pay for higher education. Topics to be covered include the current cost of higher education, various types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and most importantly, how to save for higher education with a tax-advantaged Virginia529 account.

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