Just having a college savings account can increase chances of a kid going to college http://t.co/wbGFya8Abu
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) July 20, 2013
And that’s true even if the savings account doesn’t have enough money in it to cover a full degree — or even a semester. A study from Washington University in St. Louis has attributed this effect to aspirations. A kid who grows up knowing that their parents and others expect high education — and who grows up thinking about higher ed as an option for them — is more likely to go.