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4 Reasons to Fall into College Savings

Autumn is near and with the season change comes the opportunity to consider your finances and family’s future education needs.

It’s never too late – or too early!
Whether you have a newborn or a high schooler, there’s no time like the present to put away money for their education. The sooner you start, the more time your investment will have to grow.

It fits your budget.
You can start small, and still save big with an Invest529 account. You can open an account with as little as $10 and save at your own pace.  Set up automatic monthly contributions and watch your savings add up. Virginia529 offers tools and calculators to help you plan.

Your family can help, too.
What’s better than the gift of education? Family and friends can contribute to your student’s Invest529 account. Virginia529 offers flexibility with a shareable, custom online gift ID in addition to digital gift cards and printable certificates available through the Gift Center.  

It’s flexible enough to let them achieve their dream!
Invest529 accounts are designed to meet your student’s needs. Money saved can be used for qualified higher education expenses nationwide at eligible public or private universities, graduate programs, vocational schools, and registered apprenticeship programs. Invest529 accounts can also be used for tuition at private or religious K-12 schools and student loan repayment.

Resources to help you learn

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about 529 plans.

Smart Savers Academy

Tune in to a live episode and ask questions of the presenter, or watch a previously recorded webinar below.

Invest529 Portfolio Performance

Review and compare historical returns of Invest529 portfolios.