Starting College

Starting college is a thrilling, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming time. NWCCU can help you find the funds to make the transition to higher education possible.

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“Practical Money Skills for Students”

Visa created this site to offer sound financial advice for new college students. Lessons are available on budgeting, credit cards, and saving.

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“College Savings 101”

This article explains what 529 plans are and how they can help you save money for your child’s college education.

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“College Planning”

Saving money early for college is important. There are many ways to finance your education, including financial aid.

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“Managing the Price of College”

This handbook shows how families in various income groups manage to pay for college. The handbook is based on real experiences of a large number of actual families, as described by national surveys. College is usually your best investment, whether you pay from your savings or whether you borrow money to attend.

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“Savings Goals”

Decide how much you need to save by the time the child will reach college age.

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“Preparing Your Child For College – Financing a College Education”

A resource book for parents from the U.S. Department of Education. This section covers the financial aspects.

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Useful Products and Services

Collection of information about student financial aid.

Sallie Mae®

Sallie Mae®, the nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, has helped millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education


When you’re paying for school, every bit counts. Getting the best rate of return can help with education costs, paying for books, or at least an occasional pizza. NWCCU has a savings accounts that can help you put aside the money you need for your education.

Savings Accounts