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Give graduates the gift of a lifetime

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Graduation season is here. Whether it’s from kindergarten or high school, mark the occasion for a loved one with the gift of education. With gifts to Virginia529 account(s), family and friends can provide funds for tuition, textbooks, meal plans and supplies in the future.

Gift givers can contribute any amount to a Virginia529 account, using our new free online Gift Center or by downloading a gift certificate to enclose with a check of your Virginia529 gift.

  • NEW! Send your gift contribution electronically with NO FEES – Obtain the gift ID number from the account owner then use Virginia529’s secure Gifting Center to authorize a one-time debit from your bank account.  You may store information for future gifts and see a summary of all gifts at the Gifting Center. 
  • Print a certificate and mail your gift – Choose from a number of printable themed certificates then deliver your message by mail or in person. 

Gifts of education aren’t limited to graduation. Birthdays, holidays and the birth of a new baby are other opportunities to help another prepare for a successful future. 

Invest in the future; congratulate your graduate with the gift of college savings.

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.