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Advice from Virginia529 on Financially Preparing for College


It’s that time of year when colleges and universities are preparing and mailing acceptance letters to thousands of seniors at Virginia high schools.

While opening that letter is one of the most exciting moments in a student’s lifetime, the next steps can feel overwhelming.

College tuition is rising at twice the rate of inflation and paying for college is a top concern for students and their parents.

Virginia529 CEO Mary Morris recently joined WFXR News’ Charmayne Brown and Evan Johnson on “Good Day Virginia” to share tips on how to financially prepare for college.

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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.