"Top three regrets? Quitting piano
lessons, not eating dessert first, and
waiting to open ScholarShare 529
accounts for my kids.
Quit dilly dallying and get that
529 account started."
South Pasadena, CA
Mother of UC Santa Cruz freshman
and UC Santa Barbara grad
Begin Right Here. Right Now.
It’s tough to save for college when you’re already paying mortgage or rent, child care, insurance—and perhaps a student loan of your own. Don’t let that paralyze you into doing nothing.
- Start now and finish when you have time.
- Decide how much to contribute later—there's no minimum contribution required.
- The sooner you start, the more money you stash for college.
You’ll eventually need your beneficiary’s social security number and your bank information, but don’t let that keep you from beginning.
If you need help, call 1-800-544-5248.