I have attached the “free” booklet, Family Guide to College Savings, sponsored by Legg Mason.
First, caveat emptor! The financial industry has realized that 529 college savings plans are a potential gold mine of assets to be managed (think sales fees, profit, etc).
Second, if you do your due diligence 529 college savings plans are a great tool.
Third, the Savingforcollege.com web site has a lot of useful information but it will also try to sell you something. Use the free stuff and enjoy.
I quickly skimmed the attached booklet and it has some great and useful information. It also is a bit behind and includes some out of date information regarding the FAFSA. If you are interested in college savings plans I would encourage you to read it. Legg Mason is the sponsor of the book and you should note that they do “asset management”. I would love to do asset management of 50 million for a modest 1% fee (do the math). The costs of asset management are a major variable in your ultimate returns so pay close attention.
Have you looked at the Oregon College Savings Plan site?
George A. Letchworth, Ph.D.