Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College? Join Our Community This page, along with even more exclusive content, is available to members of our community. We'd love to have you join us! First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Address Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Social Security: By the Numbers Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you. Social Security: The Elephant in the Room Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.