529-Planning.com was born out a frustration from one family that couldn’t find all the college planning information in one spot. Data about our state of Pennsylvania was scattered across 5 different websites, and they all said something different. We needed to start planning how we were going to help pay for our three children’s college expenses now, and truth-be-told… we should have started yesterday.
I set out on a fact-finding mission. I scoured the web for data (by trade, I am a Data Engineer), downloaded thousands of rows of data from the Department of Education, and began crunching numbers. The result of this analysis was too good to not share with everyone else… so we created this website.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime, about anything.
Data Sources Used
We used a lot of data to build the reports on 529-Planning.com. Here are the sources we used:
- US Department of Education College Scorecard Data
- Common Fund
- US Department of Labor Consumer Price Index (CPI)
- College Board Research
- State Outlines from CartographyVectors.com