A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 02/15/2017 Are 529 College Savings PLans Making the Grade? A college education has long been one of the tenets of the American Dream. It is also one of the most expensive, along with purchasing a house. According to the College Board, for the last school year, the average cost of tuition and fees was $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo. CLICK TO VIEW Terms and Conditions I ACCEPT You must accept the 'Terms and Conditions' before purchasing this product.