Planning for college expenses is becoming a central focus for families as the costs of higher education continue to skyrocket.Exorbitant price tags that may approach $50,000 per year are making headlines, as parents and their financial advisors look for solutions that don't delay retirement or limit a student's future. Advisors subsequently have devised a combination of savings plans, tax strategies and admissions planning to minimize the impact of pricey college expenses on families' financial plans.

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