College costs money, and lots of it. With many schools costing over $50,000 a year, how will you be able to afford it? The best way to pay for college is to know all your funding options. No matter how old your children are, start saving now. Talk with your financial advisor about college funding strategies, such as: 529 plans, financial aid, and national grants. College education is expensive, but's a great investment in your children's future.