Developing a Funding Strategy


Pre-Funding the Cost

We strongly recommend that you consider pre-funding the cost of college by following these steps:

  1. Determine the amount of money you want to have saved by the time your child is ready to start college. This is determined by what you can afford, how much of the total college cost you want to fund, or both.
  2. Determine the monthly investment needed to complete the pre-funding program.
  3. Invest this monthly amount in an appropriate investment vehicle (see the section Investment Vehicles).
  4. Don't stop making the monthly investment until the last tuition payment is made sometime in the senior year of college.

This pre-funding strategy spreads the cost of college over a long period of time instead of waiting until the child begins college and incurring the cost over an intensive four-year period. This strategy helps you maintain your lifestyle in light of the college costs that are expected. It also enables you to benefit from the growth of your capital offered by a long-term investment program.


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*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through Sorrento Pacific Financial, LLC ("SPF"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through SPF: are not FDIC or otherwise federally insured, are not a deposit or guarantee of the bank, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through SPF. The bank has contracted with SPF to make non-deposit investment products and services available to bank clients.