Articles and CSF Mentions


Real Wealth Radio

November 2, 2020

Real Wealth Radio Host Jim Silbernagel conducted a wide-ranging interview with CSF Chair Vivian Tsai on college and higher education planning strategies in a pandemic. The conversation drew upon the findings of CSF's surveys of parents and high school students on how COVID-19 is affecting their higher education, financing and career Continue Reading...


CSF Chair Vivian Tsai on Mottek on Money about survey results and smart strategies for saving

October 26, 2020

KNX-AM Los Angeles  CSF Chair Vivian Tsai told KNX-AM Host Frank Mottek of "Mottek on Money" about the results of CSF's annual survey of parents, smart strategies for saving early and often, and the benefits and flexibility of 529 higher education savings plans for the entire family. Continue Reading...


Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

September 30, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai spoke with Chuck Jaffe, host of "Money Life with Chuck Jaffe" ( about the findings of CSF's Parents Survey:  how their children's higher education plans and careers and study plans have been changed by COVID, how their perceptions of higher ed are broadening beyond traditional 4-year colleges, and Continue Reading...


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 24, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai was quoted in a story on a full feature on CSF's Survey of Parents during COVID. The story explored how families are evaluating the costs of college during the pandemic. Continue Reading...


Diverse Issues in Higher Education

September 24, 2020

Dynahlee Padilla discussed the findings of CSF's survey of parents, including a loss of income in 53% of families, and students' plans to pivot to a public school rather than a private school; a community college vs. a 4-year schools, or deciding to take a gap year. Continue Reading...


COVID-19 Impacts Higher Ed Plans, Career Paths and Financing According to Survey of Parents by College Savings Foundation

September 17, 2020

Half of parents balk at full tuition for online courses; 89% want discounts Washington, DC, September 18 – For students and their families heading to higher education this fall, COVID-19 has made a mighty impact on their education paths, their career plans and their financing decisions. A survey of nearly Continue Reading...


CSF Chair, Vivian Tsai, interview with Ellenbecker Investment Group Wealth Advisors

September 9, 2020

Vivian Tsai, CSF Chair, is interviewed on WISN AM1130 by the Ellenbecker Investment Group in a wide ranging discussion of how COVID-19 has changed high school students’ higher education and career choices, how higher education may change with online learning, and the enduring importance of saving in 529s. Here is Continue Reading...


WUSA-TV interviewed College Savings Foundation Chair Vivian Tsai

July 23, 2020

WUSA-TV: College Savings Foundation Chair Vivian Tsai told viewers how the COVID-19 was impacting the higher education plans, financing strategies and future career plans for high school students across the country.  This was based on CSF's survey of over 1,000 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Continue Reading...


Vivian Tsai tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette how COVID has affected the higher ed plans and finances for High School students across the country.

June 30, 2020

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette High school graduates are changing their college plans because of COVID-19 Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette   TIM GRANTPittsburgh JUN 30, 2020 6:01 AMMany high school students who were thrilled to get accepted to the colleges and universities of their choice earlier this year will need to change their plans and either choose Continue Reading...


CSF Chair Vivian Tsai on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe”

June 16, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai told  "Money Life with Chuck Jaffe" how COVID-19 has changed the plans of high school students for higher education, financing and Continue Reading...

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