How can I determine if a particular educational institution is eligible for 529 college savings plans? I found a tool which claims to tell whether schools are eligible but I am not sure

  • if this site contains official information
  • how to determine whether a school is 529 eligible using that site.

I am able to search for schools, but the search results don't give any indication whether the institution is 529 eligible. Does its presence in the search results indicate that it is?

  • Not sure on if their presence indicates this. You could just call admissions.
    – Ross
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:16
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    I think the rule of thumb is that if it is eligible for FAFSA - it is eligible for 529.
    – littleadv
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:54
  • @littleadv so how do you determine if a school is eligible for FAFSA?
    – Daniel
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:56
  • @Daniel there's some Federal site with the list of eligible institutions, google it
    – littleadv
    Jan 15, 2016 at 18:03

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Federal School Code Search - https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/schoolSearch

You can use the Federal School Code Search to search for colleges you're interested in including on your FAFSA. You can also find detailed college information, like tuition and fee amounts and graduation rates, and compare that information for up to 10 colleges at a time. If you have more than 10 colleges to compare, you must remove some schools from the Selected Schools table in order to add and compare the additional schools.

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