Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College? There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content Managing an Inheritance A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated. Lifetime of Earnings Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years. The Half Million Dollar Baby The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.