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A 529 *IS* in your name - it is your asset on FAFSA, not your childs.

I stand corrected. When we had the option of investing in a 529, the investment options were too limited so we invested elsewhere. It's my understanding they have improved greatly.

We've managed to put a good bit of our assets in retirement funds, which don't count at all on FAFSA, unless you are drawing on them and it counts as income.

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