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ARTICLE: Are You Making These 6 Costly College Planning Mistakes?
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ARTICLE: When Prepaid College Plans Work
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ARTICLE: FOX BUSINESS - Why Choosing a College Should Be Like Buying a Car
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Article: The Grow-Up Plan for College Savings. Really?

Article analyzes the Gerber Life Grow-Up Plan. Learn the facts.

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Article: A Way to Celebrate Savings

529 Day Article from Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post

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ARTICLE: More MBAs Using 529 Savings Plans to Pay for B-School

Article from Business Week discusses the growing trend of MBA students using 529 plans to pay for B-school.

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ARTICLE: Using Life Insurance for College Savings? Proceed With Caution

Article from Morningstar outlines some of the fine print on life insurance policies that are marketed for college savings.

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ARTICLE: "College Aid: Don't take the Bait" from MONEY Magazine

Lack of oversight of Certified College Advisors leaves parents to mostly fend for themselves against advisers who may be dispensing incorrect information and bad advice about life insurance and financial aid

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Article: T. Rowe Price-managed college savings plans take home gold

Maryland College Investment Plan, managed by T. Rowe Price, receives "Gold" rating by Morningstar, Inc.

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College Investment Plan Receives "Gold" Rating

The Maryland College Investment Plan was one of only four plans to receive "Gold" in Morningstar's annual review of the largest 529 college savings plans.

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CNN: The College Students You Don't Know

Identifies the nontraditional college student. Many people are now pursuing their education later in life, or are seeking degrees other than the traditional 4 year degree.

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Sallie Mae: How America Pays for College 2012

Each year Sallie Mae publishes the results from a study relating to family behaviors when paying for college.  The study shows that in 2012 families have changed their strategies.

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Editorial from Doni Glover of BMORENEWS.COM: The Importance of Attending and Finishing College

A predominant African American journalist, Doni Glover, discusses the important of a college education and what it has meant to him.

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VIDEO: Executive Director Joan Marshall on WJZ with GiGi Barnett
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ARTICLE: Benefits of a College Degree Outweigh Costs, New Report Says

 A college graduate is likely to earn $570,000 more than a high school graduate over a lifetime.

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ARTICLE: For the Greatest College Savings, Skip this Insurance Plan

You may have seen a lot of ads from Gerber Life College Plan, but know the facts about this endowment life insurance product.

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Kiplinger Names the College Investment Plan one of the Best

MCIP is honored for "Best portfolios of underlying funds"

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Article: Now's the Time to Save from the Baltimore Sun
Op Ed piece written by Joan Marshall highlighting some interesting statistics about the value of a college degree and the impact of student loans (More)

CHART: COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS OF MARYLAND VS. THE GERBER LIFE COLLEGE PLAN

Learn more about the differences between the College Savings Plans of Maryland and the Gerber Life College Plan.

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Article: 6 Big Myths About 529 Plans

Morningstar tackles some common misconceptions about the popular college-savings vehicle.

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Article: How to Prepare for the Cost of College

An article that was published in T. Rowe Price Investor examines the impact that a 529 plan will (or won't) have on financial aid and also examines the additional cost that waiting to start saving may have over time. Read here.

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Study Shows College Degree Holds Its Value

A new study shows college graduates have fared much better in the economic recovery than those without a degree.

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ARTICLE: More Young Americans Out of High School Are Also Out of Work

A large majority of those who are out of work say that they need more education in order to find a successful career.

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ARTICLE: 529 college plans make a great gift

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, gift givers have a couple of choices. You could venture out at midnight on Thanksgiving or you could stay home and invest that money in a 529 college savings plan. This gift will no doubt convince your children that there really is no Santa Claus, but years from now, when they graduate from college without student loans, they’ll thank you.

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ARTICLE: Will Saving for College Hurt Financial Aid Chances?
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Consider Direct Deposit For Your Tax Refund

Automatically contribute to your College Savings Plans of Maryland account using your state and/or federal tax refund.

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Give the Gift of an Education
If you’re not sure what family members can give your child for a holiday, birthday, or other special occasion, consider the lasting gift of an education. (More)