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  1. Education Department Releases Proposal to Help Thousands of Disadvantaged Students Access College Through Savings Accounts

    May 31, 2012

    “We believe that savings accounts play a key role in helping all students – especially those from low-income families – access and succeed in college,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a release. “Empowering disadvantaged students with financial resources and skills will...

  2. Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion

    May 31, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education announces a new College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project, which will be...

  3. Will a College Savings Account Inspire College Attendance?

    June 29, 2011

    A pilot program will give students at KIPP urban charter schools college savings accounts — along with education about college readiness — in hope that college savings will inspire them to go to college.

  4. One Small, Surprising Way to Ensure Your Kid Gets to College

    May 13, 2011

    Here's a fascinating bit of research that caught my eye: According to a new report by the College Savings Initiative, kids with a savings account in their own name are six times more likely to attend...