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College Savings 101

Give a Gift that Grows with your Graduate!


It’s graduation season! There’s no better gift to mark the occasion than by contributing to your loved one’s future.

Whether you are planning early for a kindergartener or rising 9th grader, or you’re celebrating a high school graduate, your loved one will appreciate a gift that grows with them. Every little bit helps, and Virginia529 makes it easy to save for a child’s education! 

It’s Easy.

Give your child a head start on college by opening an Invest529 account with as little as $25 and saving at your own pace. Plus, the money in your account grows tax-free!

Virginia529 even offers three, easy ways for family members and friends to contribute to your graduate’s account. Contributions can be made online through Virginia529’s Online Gift Portal, by purchasing a gift card or with a printable gift certificate!

It’s Flexible.

Your child’s future plans may still be broad. That’s OK! Invest529 accounts can be used to fund qualified higher education expenses at schools nationwide and even some overseas. The accounts aren’t just for college, either! They can be used at public or private universities, graduate schools, vocational schools and private or religious K-12 schools. Your account can be used to pay for qualified higher education expenses beyond tuition, including certain room and board costs, computers and related technology expenses, as well as fees, books, supplies, and other equipment.

Congratulations to the class of 2019! Invest in your child’s future this graduation season by giving the gift of college savings!

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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.