College Student Debt: What to Expect


If you’re wondering how much it will cost to send your child(ren) to college in the future, you’re not alone. You can find answers to many of your questions below. Author:  Graphic and article provided courtesy of Marcelo De Vivo After the standardized tests, essays and applications are done, comes the waiting for the acceptance […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Celebrate 529 Day with $5.29 Admission to Science Museum of Virginia and the IMAX DOME

529 Plans provide prepaid tuitions plans for college.

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating 529 Day in a big way! You can visit the museum and enter the IMAX DOME for a movie – both for just $5.29 per person on May 29, 2011. Representatives from the 529 College Tuition Prepayment Plan will be at the museum to answer questions too.  There […]

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 […]