Can You Pay Student Loans With 529 Plan Funds?

| April 17, 2019

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FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1996, 529 college savings plans offer parents a way to save for college expenses for a designated beneficiary. They are exempt from federal taxes and some states offer special tax benefits as well. And yet, studies show fewer than 1 in 5 people have a 529 plan.With the growing number of people facing student loan debt, it's worth asking how flexible the funds in a 529 plan are and whether a borrower can pay back student loans with them.

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