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Press Releases

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.

Virginia529 Program gets Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold for Third Year Running

RICHMOND, Va. -Virginia529’s direct-sold savings program, Invest529, has received a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Gold as announced by independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. This is the third year in a row that the program has earned the top designation from the Chicago-based firm.

Enrollment for Prepaid529 Tuition Program Closes March 31

RICHMOND, Va. –Time is running out to enroll in a program to prepay tuition at Virginia public colleges and universities. The current enrollment window for Prepaid529 ends March 31, 2018, consistent with prior years, and then the program is closed to new enrollees until the next scheduled enrollment period.

Virginia529 Prepaid tuition program open

Purchase Peace of Mind this Holiday Season

Virginia529 Program Retains Top Rating

RICHMOND, Va. --- Virginia529’s direct-sold savings program, Invest529, has received the Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Gold from Morningstar’s Manager Research Group for the second year running.

Virginia529 applauds Wittman for Supporting Awareness about Saving for Higher Education

RICHMOND, Virginia–May 26, 2017–Virginia529 applauds Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) for introducing yesterday H.Res.369 recognizing May 29, 2017 as “National 529 Day.” 529 Day raises awareness about the importance of planning and…

Virginia Babies To Win College Savings Accounts

May 26, 2017–Nineteen Virginia newborns will win college savings accounts valued at $529 from Virginia529 College Savings Plan (Virginia529) for being born the closest to 5:29 p.m. on May 29 at participating hospitals in Virginia.

Deadline for college savings tax deduction approaches

The deadline for contributions to Virginia529 accounts to qualify for a 2016 state income tax deduction is December 31, 2016.

Virginia529 prePAID tuition program open

Families can eliminate the uncertainty of future increases at those institutions by enrolling a child in Virginia529 prePAID, available for a limited time through March 31, 2017.

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