College Savings Calculator

Whether college is years away or around the corner, it’s never too soon, or too late, to start saving for your college student. Use the Fifth Third College Savings Calculator to determine a lump-sum amount you will need to save for your college student. Enter the average annual cost of tuition, years until college, years in college, as well as savings plan information. Considering opening a 529 college plan? Learn more about Fifth Third college savings accounts.

529 College Savings Plan

With a 529 plan, you can use the compounding power of tax-free growth to save for college. These state-sponsored plans invest after-tax contributions in mutual funds or similar investments. Fifth Third also offers a 529 CD, which gives you a guaranteed rate of return with terms from 3 months to 12 years.

Other Ways to Save

529 plans are a great way to save for college, however, if your college student would also like to save up, there are some additional savings tools to consider. A Minor Savings Account allows those under 18 to start learning about money. The Dobot® Savings App is another tool for automatic, goal-driven savings.

Next Steps

Fifth Third can help you save for college. Learn more about 529 education savings and CD accounts. Questions? Schedule an appointment or visit a Fifth Third Branch.

Additional Resources

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How Much Student Debt Can You Afford?

Taking out a student loan for college can have major financial implications. Use this guide to understand how much student debt you can afford.