Virginia529 Open Enrollment Dec 1-March 31: Save $25 Now


Currently, the cost of a college education at a public four–year college averages approximately $8,250 a year for in-state students; $28,500 annually at private schools; and nearly $3,000 a year at two-year colleges. Keep in mind; these charges are just for tuition and fees! They don’t include money for textbooks, food or lodging. That’s enough […]

Free Family Fun at RIR’s Virginia529 Kids Zone: September 6-7


FREE FAMILY FUN AVAILABLE AT RIR’S VIRGINIA529 KIDS ZONE THIS WEEKEND Includes Activities Powered by NASA, Science Museum and State Fair September 6-7, 2013 RICHMOND — September 4, 2013 — Families attending this weekend’s Virginia529 Kids Zone at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) may rub elbows with two big names from racing and from space. NASA […]

September is College Savings Month


Not only is September back-to-school for kids in K-12, it’s also another big month for college savings too. Whether your kids are 6 months, 6 years, 16 years old — or somewhere in between — college saving is an important topic to review in September. September is College Savings Month! That’s right, back to school […]

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 […]

Hurry: Time is Running Out for Virginia529 prePaid Program


Virginia529 prePAIDSM Prepay your cost of future college tuition, today Open December 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013 UPDATE: APRIL 1, 2013 – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5, 2013 Time is running out so hurry and take advantage of Virginia529 prePaid program! Be sure and use your Savvy Saver card to waive the registration fee. […]

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 […]

529 Savings Plans Reach All Time Highs: Check Out VA529


  Did you hear about the VA529 facelift in 2012?  They enhanced their program names and several features of the prePAID program, currently open through March 31st, 2013. Virginia529 prePAID is one of four college savings programs offered by Virginia529. Don’t miss their fancy new online calculator where you can create lots of different scenarios of […]

VA529 Year End Contributions and Important Reminders


Here’s an important reminder from VA529 about Year-End Contributions. 2012 Year End End of Year Contributions Cash contributions will be accepted until noon Monday, December 31, 2012 and applied to accounts as a 2012 contribution. Non-Cash contributions (e.g., checks and money orders) will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2012 and applied to accounts as […]

Virginia529 Announces Program Name Changes, Enhancements to Prepaid Tuition Program


At the end of the year, many people are looking for ways to invest money, prepare for upcoming tax returns, give tax-deductible gifts and donations, and give various types of gifts to kids for the many holidays in November and December. Now, there are more reasons than ever to consider a gift of money towards […]

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: […]