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Not an answer, but a question. Will your child be applying for financial aid? With that in mind, you may want to read these articles.


this Forbes article talks about how best to handle grandparentt 529s along with a lot of other 529 stuff.




This one is a good explanation.




Will your child be applying to schools that require the CSS financial document? If so, then the information mentioned in these articles may not apply as some of those forms may require disclosure of non-parent ownded 529 plans.



Here is another one (not quite as recent)



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My parents put money in 529 accounts for my dc. My older ds just started using his, and the online account options are to send money to him, send money to the school, or send money to the person setting up the account. We're trying to be very careful with the accounting. So ds paid for his textbooks this week, and we've requested a check for that exact amount to be sent to him from the 529 account.


He is receiving financial aid, and we're aware that using the money will most likely decrease his aid next year. Therefore for this year, we're using the minimum possible from the 529.

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