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Gifting

Three easy ways to make a contribution to another person's account:

Contribute online

Need a last-minute gift? Use the Virginia529 Gift Center to purchase and deliver digital gift cards.

Contribute by Gift Card

Invest529 gift cards are now available online and at select retail locations.

Contribute by mail

Print a gift card for easy convenience.

To contribute to a CollegeAmerica account, contact Capital Group, home of American Funds, or your financial advisor.

Gifting FAQs

Help others give to your Virginia529 account
Virginia529 offers an online, no fee way to contribute to any Prepaid529 or Invest529 account.

  • Your account(s) has a custom gift ID number, which you will find when you log in to your secure Virginia529 account.
  • Share that custom gift ID with family members and friends to make gifting easy for you both.
  • The custom ID is safe to share on social media as it keeps your account information private while directing gifts to the intended recipient and account.

Gifting FAQs

Gifts of up to $15,000 per year, or up to $30,000 if married, to any one person are gift tax free.

You should consult a professional concerning any financial, tax or legal implications related to making a gift contribution to a Virginia529 account. Virginia529 does not provide legal, financial or tax advice to any person making a gift.

Virginia529 doesn’t charge fees to the giver or the account owner for making contributions through the online Virginia529 Gift Center. However, Virginia529 and/or your financial institution may assess fees for rejected transactions or insufficient funds. Gift cards purchased at Target and H-E-B retail locations, and online at Walmart.com include a convenience fee to cover distribution and processing. The gift card fee is paid by the gift card purchaser and the gift recipient receives the gift card amount.

Your personal Gift ID can be retrieved from the secure Virginia529 online account portal. Once logged in, select the Gift Center link in the main navigation. On the Gift Center home page, scroll down “Gift ID Information” and select the appropriate account (if more than one) and copy your Gift ID.

The Gift ID is anonymous and is safe to be shared any way you want – in person, over the phone, through social media, etc.