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Press Releases

Virginia First Lady Northam Shows Support for Virginia529 Financial Literacy Initiative

Virginia529 and the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) today announced a special collaboration with Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam in support of the financial literacy program for elementary students in Virginia, Reading Makes Cents.

Virginia529 Launches New Savings Option that Keeps Pace with Tuition Growth

The Tuition Track Portfolio is designed to provide an affordable way families can save for their children’s future and keep up with rising tuition costs.

Virginia529 Adds Two New Board Members

Virginia529, the state’s tax-advantaged education savings plan, announces the recent appointment of a key player in capital markets investments and a disability savings law champion to the plan’s board.

Reading Makes Cents Program Available Free for Families

Virginia529 Extends Participation Deadline to May 1 for Reading, Financial Literacy Challenge

New Year, Lower Fees

As the largest 529 plan in the country, Virginia529 is committed to distinguishing itself from other plans with best-in-class investment options and a thoughtful investment philosophy. That’s why for the fifth time in its more than 20-year history, the administrative fee for its award-winning Invest529 program has been lowered.

Invest529 gets gold rating for fourth year running

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 22, 2019) Invest529 has received a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Gold by independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. This is the fourth year in a row that the…

Final Prepaid529 Tuition Program Enrollment Period Closes April 30

RICHMOND, Va. (April 16, 2019) – Time is running out to enroll in a program to prepay tuition at Virginia public colleges and universities. The final enrollment period for Prepaid529 ends…

Virginia529 Joins ‘March Forth’ In Addressing Student Debt

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia529, the nation’s largest higher education savings plan, is joining a 27-state effort to take on the student debt problem in a national campaign launching March 4. The aim of the campaign, dubbed the “For Their Future Movement” and led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt for new generations.

Governor Announces New State Employee Sign-On and Retention Bonus for Certain Jobs

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph S. Northam today announced a second compensation tool to assist state agencies in recruiting and retaining top talent for the Commonwealth. The new sign-on and retention bonus tool effective Jan. 1, 2019, will enable agencies to make contributions to employees’ Virginia529 accounts as an incentive to attract and retain those in critical or high-turnover positions.

Virginia529 Gift Cards Expand into H-E-B, Target Stores Nationwide

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 12, 2018) -- It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for a grandchild, nephew, niece, or other young loved one. Virginia529, the nation’s largest 529 plan, announced today the availability of its Invest529 gift cards in more than 600 Target retail and H-E-B Grocery locations across the country, just in time for the holiday season.

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