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A Coronavirus Update from Virginia529


The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, and the health and well-being of Virginia529 customers, employees and families remains a top priority. The agency has implemented plans to continue business operations while reducing risk to communities.

As you might expect, COVID-19 may impact manual processes and paper mail delivery timing. To help ensure timely transactions and communications regarding your account, this is an excellent time to do business securely and efficiently online. Virginia529 offers a variety of digital account management options for account owners. If you’ve already set up online account access, you can sign in here. For those ready to get started on their education savings journey, you can open an account online.

During this uncertain time, Virginia529 is making every effort to serve customers with minimal disruption or processing delays. Employees are available to respond to emails and phone calls and conduct business operations remotely, ensuring the safe custody and investment of your contributions and timely processing of withdrawal and other requests.

While Virginia529’s physical office is closed to visitors and participation in external events has been suspended, the agency is offering virtual opportunities to learn about its 529 savings programs from the comfort of your home. Register for an upcoming webinar or invite Virginia529 to present to your group via video conference.

Please continue to check this website for relevant and timely information as the situation evolves. While this remains a challenging time, Virginia529 is encouraged by the support, resilience and strength of families and the greater community.



Visit Smart Savers Academy to learn from industry experts as they answer your education savings questions through live informational webinars, or get hints, tips and strategies from the on-demand video library.

For commentary on weathering market instability, read “What Should Investors Do During Times of Market Uncertainty.”

To take full advantage of your digital account management options, read Manage Your Account at


Additional Resources:

Can I Put My School Refund Back into My 529 Plan?

Free Web Resources to Teach Your Child Financial Literacy

Investing for College Costs in a Pandemic

Saving for K-12 with Virginia529

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.

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