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Virginia529 program gets gold rating for third year running


Virginia529’s direct-sold investment program, Invest529, has received a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Gold by independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. This is the third year in a row that the program has earned the top designation, illustrating once again that Invest529 remains one of the best programs nationwide for college savers. 

Programs earning a Gold rating possess a strong combination of qualities important to investors. Invest529’s strong set of investments, solid manager selection process, low fees and strong oversight contributed to its retaining top marks for the third year running.

CollegeAmerica, Virginia529’s advisor-sold program, retains its Silver rating from years past. This makes Virginia one of only two states with two 529 programs rated Gold or Silver. (Prepaid529 is not evaluated in Morningstar’s review.)

These top ratings recognize Virginia529’s commitment to helping families dream toward, save for and achieve their higher education goals.

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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.