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About Virginia529

Virginia529 started in 1994 when the Virginia General Assembly authorized a program to help citizens save for the increasing costs of higher education.

One of the earliest 529 plans formed, the Virginia Higher Education Tuition and Trust Fund—which evolved into Virginia529—began offering a prepaid tuition plan in 1996. Over the next twenty years, one program expanded to more to offer customers additional choice.

Now available nationwide with account owners in every state, Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan, managing $62 billion in assets (as of March 31, 2017).

Every day we seek ways to assist families through program enhancements, technology improvements, education and scholarship. We are motivated by helping students achieve their dreams of higher education without debilitating student loan debt.