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How will having a DreamAhead account affect my financial aid?

If the parent or dependent student is the Account Owner, a DreamAhead account is considered an asset of the parent and treated more favorably than assets of a non-dependent student when determining eligibility for financial aid. Distributions from DreamAhead accounts owned by non-parents may be treated as student income the following year and have greater impact. You may want to consult your financial advisor or the financial aid office at your school.