Saving for higher education can be a challenge, but Virginia529 families are finding solutions to turn their education dreams into reality.
If you’re thinking of becoming a Virginia529 Smart Saver, find inspiration and encouragement in these tips, ideas and real–life experiences from current and past Virginia529 customers.
A grandfather’s decision to buy a year of Prepaid529 for his granddaughter sent a clear message to her: Education is something for which one prepares, saves, even sacrifices. Now a professor at the University of Hawaii, Lauren became the beneficiary of that Virginia529 account when she was in sixth grade.
I’m a high school teacher–I teach Italian, which is my native language–and I’m saving for my daughter Sarah, who is almost 16. When Sarah was born, I looked into the Virginia529 plan and I realized four years of tuition was more than I could afford at the time.
I'm Andrea and I'm an attorney. My sons are Ameen (23) and Adam (22). I chose Virginia529 because I wanted to support Virginia. I researched the plan and thought it was wonderful. Given that we have a wonderful education system in Virginia I thought it was likely my sons would choose Virginia colleges. If not, I knew I still had the option to use my account at schools in other states.
When Dad wasn’t sporting a Cincinnati Bengals shirt on game day, then I’d always find him wearing Central State University, his beloved alma mater. He was the only one of his siblings to graduate from college, an achievement that he boasted of at family reunions.