A majority of states now offer parents a way to save for their children's college education. As of March 30:
-- Thirty-five states offered college savings accounts.
-- A dozen states offered prepaid college tuition contracts.
-- Six states offered a plan allowing parents to prepay college tuition or a savings plan guaranteed to cover tuition.
-- Thirty-seven states offered at least one college savings plan. Eight states, including Michigan, offered more than one plan, such as college savings accounts and prepaid tuition contracts.
-- Twenty-nine states offering college savings accounts do not have a residency requirement.
(Source: Certified public accountant Joseph Hurley on his Web site, http://www.savingforcollege.com)
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