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? Address Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Retirement Redefined Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting. What Is a Roth 401(k)? Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA. An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.