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50 Must-Know Statistics About College Planning

We take a deep dive into the numbers on college costs, family savings rates, and more.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's October 2014 College Planning Report Card special report.

Planning ahead for college means taking into account lots of different numbers--how much tuition will cost, how much you'll need to have saved up, and where the rest of the money will come from, to name a few. At times, it can seem overwhelming, especially given the high cost of college today and the many different paths for getting a degree. (For a few ideas you may not have thought of, read this article.)