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How Grandparents Can Help Save for College


Parents are increasingly saving in 529 plans, where their money is tax-free when used for qualified educational expenses. And in the face of soaring college costs, grandparents like Joanne Wilkerson are also joining in on the mission to get children through college with less debt.

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Resources to help you learn

Virginia529 offers free, in-person information sessions at locations across Virginia. These hour-long sessions highlight the program’s three plans, explain the benefits to account owners and give you the chance to get your questions answered. If you don’t live near one of our in-person sessions, Virginia529 offers online webinars where you can learn more from the comfort of your own home.