One Week Left to Prepay College Tuition!

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Enrollment for Virginia529’s Prepaid Tuition Program Closes March 31! The deadline to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program is fast approaching. With Virginia529 prePAID (prePAID), parents, grandparents and other loved ones can purchase defined benefit contracts, for newborn children through ninth graders. The prePAID program is designed to cover the normal full-time undergraduate tuition […]

Virginia529 College Savings Programs among Best in US


Where can Virginia families turn if they are looking for a college savings program with the most “reasonable fees, strong investment options, and capable oversight?” That would be Virginia529 College Savings Plan! In October, Virginia529 received national recognition for its inVEST and CollegeAmerica programs. The two are among eight receiving the highest praise from independent […]

And The 2014 Dream Baby Shower Winner Is…


Congratulations everyone nominated for the Dream Baby Shower!   A big thanks to Hip to be Round For hosting our Dream Baby Shower Expectant Girls Day Out and The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for sponsoring the 2014 Dream Baby Shower Without further ado, the Dream Baby Shower Winner is…. Christine Lowman! (Read about […]

Nominate an Expecting Mom for the 2014 Dream Baby Shower!!


The Children’s Hospital of Richmond, and Hip to be Round are excited to announce the 2014 Dream Baby Shower! Recognize a mom to be and shower her with prizes!   Here’s how it works: 1. Nominate yourself or any expectant Richmond mom* here from by July 29, 2014. Nominations close at 7pm on 7/29/14.  *Please […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Fun Filled Family Day: Thanks VA529 and Richmond Kids Expo

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Helllloooo! It’s here again! Saturday, February 22, 2014 10am – 4pm Richmond Raceway Complex (Indoors) The 11th Annual Richmond Kids Expo is coming to Richmond with an explosion of fun activities and events for moms, dads, grandparents, kids, and friends. It’s the biggest annual event held in Central Virginia just for parents to enjoy an […]

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 […]