Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College? There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college. Share | Related Content RE: Retirement How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two? Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio. Investment Strategies for Retirement Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.