Select one of Invest529’s available portfolios or create a custom allocation mix with more than one portfolio. Each portfolio selected becomes a unique account.
Enrollment is open year round and there are no state residency or beneficiary age requirements for enrollment.
The minimum initial deposit is $10 and you choose how much and how often to contribute in the future.
Growing your account
Regular, automatic additions to your account help you:
Grow your account faster
Reach your goals
Simplify your life
Enroll in ACH transfers
Reach your goals faster and put your savings on autopilot with automated monthly contributions from your checking or savings account.
Make a one-time deposit
Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, holidays and the end of school with an extra contribution. Use some of a financial windfall such as a tax refund or employment bonus to give your account a boost.
View gift certificate options
Ask family and friends to give the gift of education by contributing to your account with a Virginia529 gift certificate.
Changing your investment selection
Log into your secure Virginia529 profile to change the portfolio selection of your Invest529 account.
The IRS limits investment changes for 529 plans to twice per calendar year.
Change my portfolio selection
Using Invest529 for higher education and job training
In the spring of the year you or your loved one will begin using the account (based on information you provided at enrollment), Virginia529 will send you a guide for requesting your funds.
Choose where to send your funds
Direct Virginia529 to distribute funds from your account to yourself, the account beneficiary or an eligible educational institution
Most distribution requests are processed the same day submitted to Virginia529. You can receive your funds in as little as one to two days with an ACH deposit to your bank checking or saving account.
Use for a variety of expenses
Money saved with Invest529 may be used for many types of qualified higher education expenses including tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, textbooks, computers and related equipment, required supplies, special needs services and tuition at private or religious K-12 schools.
There are investment, tax and other risks associated with opening an Invest529 account. Please see the Invest529 program description.