Attending college is one of life's most thrilling, yet costly events. This smart handbook helps parents and students determine exactly how much money they will need, then presents the full range of financial options available-from scholarships and grants, to loans and work-study. Saving/Paying for College explains the pros and cons of custodial accounts (UTMA/UGMAs), 529 plans, Coverdell education savings accounts, and paying your own way. Whether readers are anticipating children's educational expenses or their own, this book eliminates all the guesswork. Now, all they'll need is a book bag and course schedule.