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529 College Savings Plans During the Pandemic

Here's how they've been performing and what college savers should be thinking about today.

Editor’s note: Read the latest on how the coronavirus is rattling the markets and what investors can do to navigate it.

Susan Dziubinski: Hi, I'm Susan Dziubinski with Morningstar. The pandemic has thrown a wrench in traditional college planning. Some students are deferring college, others are engaged in remote learning, and still others are pursuing lower-cost options like community colleges, and many are questioning the price-value proposition of higher education. Joining me today to discuss some key questions that 529 college savings plan investors may have in light of all this is Madeline Hume. Madeline is an analyst with Morningstar's Manager Research group on the multi-asset funds team.