Many parents wonder how much to save for their child’s education. They also wonder how soon they should start. The answer is simple. Save Early, Earn More. Even small savings each year will translate into substantial savings later.
REGISTERED EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN (RESP)
The RESP is a tax-sheltered education savings account that can help you, your family, or friends save for a child’s education after high school. It is also registered by the Government of Canada.
Benefits of having a RESP
It allows savings for education after high school to grow tax-free and could also gain government money through the Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond, if you qualify.
CANADA EDUCATION SAVINGS PROGRAM (CESP)
Once you open a RESP, you may apply for the Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond.
The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) is money paid by the Government of Canada up to a maximum $7,200, to encourage families to save early for their children’s post-secondary education.