My parents opened a 529 college savings plan for our son and have contributed to it over the years. It has grown nicely (well it was nicer before the recession!) and will pay for a portion of his college education. Son has accepted an offer of appointment to USAFA. I'm planning on meeting with a financial advisor to understand what we can do legally with the funds. It is my understanding that we can use these funds to cover some items like travel to/from USAFA, computers, etc. I'm looking for feedback from anyone else who has been through a situation like this. Guess this is a good problem to have!