Education & General FAQs


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Check out these sites for online sources of additional information about college costs, savings plans, and other related topics:

  • | A clearinghouse for information about college savings programs.
  • | An easy-to-understand summary of the benefits and uses of 529 college savings plans.
  • | A not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
  • | A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
  • | A Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college. This site offers partnership information as well as financial literacy tools and materials.
  • | This link provides access to the U.S. Department of Education's database of federal school and campus codes and lists Title IV eligibility status for eligible institutions. Qualified distributions may only be made to Title IV-eligible schools.

Download a litany of top-quality financial literacy materials, games, DVDs and brochures offered through Practical Money Skills. Some of our favorites include:



  • The Money Guide (ages 8-12)
  • Personal Finance Tips and Tools CD
  • Money 101 Student Workbook
  • Money Metropolis interactive CD
  • Financial Football interactive CD
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This web page contains links to other websites as a convenience to users. However neither College Savings Bank, a Division of NexBank or any of our affiliates, endorses or takes any responsibility for any such website or for any information contained thereon, except, in each case, with respect to their own websites.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we've received:

How does a 529 affect financial aid?