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I am not a fan of 529 plans at all. What happens if the child doesn't go to college or gets a full ride scholarship somewhere?

I am a fan of 529's.

IMO if the child doesn't go to college, the money in the 529 goes to someone else (their sibling, their kids)
But I don't have a question of whether my kids (or my sibling's kids) go to college, but only a matter of where.

If the kid gets a full tuition scholarship, great! In that case, that undoubtedly means they are going to be attending full time - which means that room and board (at least what it costs for dorm room and dorm food) is also a qualified higher education expense and can be paid for by 529 without penalty.
If they get a scholarship/grants that covers tuition, books, room and board, then they are very very fortunate indeed. And in that unlikely case, the 529 money could be saved for a graduate degree or used for the sibling or cousin who wasn't able to get such a nice deal.

Worst-case, you take the money out and pay the 10% penalty.
But most likely there isn't a need to do that.
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