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.
Twenty years ago on the night before my father passed away we talked and reminisced. We had a wonderful conversation and we laughed and we cried. As we were saying our good-byes for the last time Daddy stopped me and said one of his biggest regrets was that he had not sent one of his five children to college.