Financing lifelong learning

Key Points

  • Many mid-career professionals are enrolling in college courses to advance in their current career or for new opportunities, while retirees may be seeking personal fulfillment and social connections.
  • There are many ways to help finance your education including 529 plans, tuition waivers, and senior discounts.
  • Many community and technical colleges offer certification and practical degree programs that can open up new opportunities for retirees and others looking for a career change or increased earning power.

Expand your knowledge without dipping into your savings

Education expenses can be daunting - whether you plan on earning a degree or simply taking a few night classes. Here are a few ways to cut tuition costs.