Get $50 Free for College through May 29


Parents, many of you have been meaning to start college savings accounts for your kids, right? Here’s your chance to check that off your long to-do list and get a bonus in the process. Now through May 29, Virginia529 College Savings Plan will add $50 to new accounts opened with at least $100. You also […]

Virginia 529 Plan Presentation

Arm yourself with the knowledge to build a financial plan for your child’s higher education with a presentation from the Virginia529 College Savings Plan Thursday, May 22nd 6:30 PM Jepson Alumni Center University of Richmond Please RSVP by May 20th to or 804-869-9541 for more information.    

It’s America Saves Week!


For many Americans, saving does not come easy. Society constantly bombards us with messages to buy the latest or greatest, urges we can satisfy practically anytime and anywhere thanks to technology. But immediate gratification can interfere with our ability to realize long-term or higher-priced desires, such as a car, a home or higher education. February […]

Children’s Museum Announces College Tuition Raffle – Eight Semesters prePAID!

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Richmond, VA (May 20, 2013) – The Children’s Museum of Richmond announced today that it plans to raffle four years of college tuition.  Tickets will be available starting May 29 with the winner drawn on June 30 receiving an eight semester Tier I Virginia529 prePAID tuition contract.  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Children’s Museum’s free and reduced price admission […]

Virginia529 Plans Events for National College Savings Day in May


An increasing number of parents are saving to fund their children’s college costs, according to the College Savings Foundation’s sixth annual State of College Savings survey. In addition,the use of tax-advantaged 529 college savings plans is growing. However, much work remains to be done, with the survey also finding two-thirds of parents expect their children […]

Do You Want to Double Your Interest Rate on Savings?


U. S. News & World Report recently published an article (February 13, 2013), about the value of 529 Plans – and they cited a Virginia resident who more than doubles the interest rate on the savings accounts that are a part of his 529 plans, tax-advantaged college investment accounts, than he does from his bank. In the […]

Virginia College Application Week: November 26-30, 2012


Did you know this week is Virginia College Application Week? Thanks to VA 529 for making it possible for so many Virginia students to attend the college of their choice. Learn more about Virginia 529 and consider making it a Christmas gift for someone special. Virginia College Application Week WHEREAS, by 2018, 64% of all […]

September is College Savings Month: VA529 Makes Saving Easier

Editor’s Note: Save the fee using your Savvy Saver Discount and start an account today! September is College Savings Month and VA529 has some great opportunities to save. With four unique programs, there is something for every type of savings strategy and style. Wondering why you should start saving now? Here are 4 great reasons: […]

SOAR Virginia – An Early Commitment Scholarship Program


Virginia 529 College Saving Plan (VA529) and college access providers are launching a program to help eligible high students SOAR! VA529 and college access providers will offer assistance to eligible high school students to help students reach their post-secondary education goals- including financial literacy and academic preparation, assistance with the admissions and financial aid process and […]