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10 Reasons to Start a Trust


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Higher Education
  A college trust fund can pay a child's full college tuition and expenses.
  A college trust fund can pay a child's full college tuition and expenses.
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Another common reason trusts are established is to pay for education. Whether the grantor is paying for one child or several, a college trust fund offers flexibility in how and when money is disbursed for educational expenses. Typically, an education trust will specify that each child's full tuition and college expenses be paid, after which any remaining assets in the trust can be split evenly among all of the children [source: ABA]. In some cases, the children will have different financial needs -- for example, if one child attends medical school, while another simply earns a bachelors degree. The person setting up the trust may decide to give each child the same amount, regardless of the cost of their education, or provide varying amounts depending on each child's educational costs.