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Education Planning

Empower Your Financial Future

Looking for ways to pay for school? Starting a savings account for college? You've come to the right place. We'll help you find the right education plan that will work for you and your family.

A class of graduating students going to college with funds secured from careful education planning with BOK.

Investing in Education? Smart Decision.

College is expensive, but with early planning and the right financial partner, you can save what you need. Parents and grandparents can learn a lot from our tools to help research costs and start saving early. We offer financial products to help make the cost of sending multiple children more affordable.

  • Develop a college savings habit now to start saving for college, especially if your children are young. Monthly saving, even if it's small, can make a large down payment on your child's future.

  • How can you plan for more than one child or grandchild in college at once? Set up multiple 529 Savings Accounts and contribute regularly and equally. Or, simply set up one fund to minimize paperwork and fees, and then designate beneficiaries as needed. If your grandchildren live in different states, set up a 529 from that state. Benefit from tax breaks for withdrawals and preference to receive state grants for residents.

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  • Many financial products exist that are well-suited to college savings. Coverdell Education Savings Accounts offer tax-deferred earnings and withdrawals, and 529 Savings Accounts allow larger contributions and tax-free savings.

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How Much Should I Save for College?

The price of college tuition alone is often tens of thousands of dollars annually — and you'll pay more for out-of-state or private schools. So, the sooner you start thinking about and saving for a higher education, the better. Try our savings calculator to learn more.

Ready to Get Started?

Find a financial advisor near you or contact us directly today. We look forward to talking with you about all of your financial goals and investment options.