Learn More: Education Funding

It's important to know about the three proven ways to protect your family's financial security: insurance planning, education funding, and financial education. Learn more about education funding below.

Smart money tips

Remember, it's never too late to start saving! Even a small amount saved can help offset college costs.

Start as early as possible to take advantage of the following:

  • Save and invest using smaller, more convenient amounts
  • Increase your money's growth significantly with compounded interest
  • Reduce or eliminate the need to borrow

Save regularly:

  • See saving as a current need — not a future wish — by paying yourself first
  • Set up an automatic transfer so you won't miss the money

Tools and accounts

Consider these flexible, tax-advantaged ways to save and invest for education expenses:

  • Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), with FDIC-insured savings and time accounts (CDs) offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a member of the FDIC, or a Wells Fargo Advisor WellsTrade® online brokerage account
  • A variety of 529 College Savings Plans, available through Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Savings Accounts and Time Accounts (CDs)
  • Take a look at the range of Student Financial Tools available online.
  • Find a Loan Tool
  • Private student loans: For undergraduate education, medical and graduate school, and technical training
  • Wells Fargo Student Loan for Parent: For parents or sponsors who want to help cover college education expenses can borrow up to $25,000 annually. This loan is available if the student is enrolled less than half-time, or didn’t complete the FAFSA and can be used in addition to Federal Stafford Loans.
  • Home Equity Loans
  • What to expect in the loan process and what you’ll need to get started

In-depth information

  • For more information about tax-advantaged ways to save and invest for education, ask a banker for the helpful brochure Educational Funding Opportunities.
  • For more information about education, ask a banker for the brochure Student Loan Solutions for College.