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Saving for Higher Education with Virginia529

Learn how to save for higher education during this college savings information session. In just one hour, you’ll learn the features and benefits of the Virginia529 programs. These programs help you prepay tuition and save for other costs, such as housing, meal plans, textbooks and more, and receive tax advantages on the money saved.

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Virginia529 Information Session

Learn how to save for higher education during this college savings information session. In just one hour, you’ll learn the features and benefits of the Virginia529 programs. These programs help you prepay tuition and save for other costs, such as housing, meal plans, textbooks and more, and receive tax advantages on the money saved.

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The Future of Higher Education

May 29th, known as "529 Day" was celebrated with some of the expert leaders in the industry to discuss how higher education may change in the future. Listen to this session to hear a comprehensive discussion on topics including, but not limited to, workforce needs, non-traditional learning, funding education and preparing graduates for the future. 

Moderator:
Andrea Feirstein, Managing Director of AKF Consulting

Speakers:
Mary Morris, Virginia529 CEO
Dr. Edward "Ted" Raspiller, President of John Tyler Community College

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Funding Higher Education with Financial Aid and 529 Plans

This session will give a broad overview on the process, costs and resources available to pay for higher education. Topics to be covered include the current cost of higher education, various types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and most importantly, how to save for higher education with a tax-advantaged Virginia529 account.

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Saving with Virginia529 for Commonwealth of Virginia Employees

Welcome Commonwealth of Virginia employees!

Join this session to hear a variety of ways to achieve your education savings goals with Virginia529. In just one hour, you’ll learn the features and benefits of the Virginia529 programs. These programs help you prepay tuition and save for other costs, such as housing, meal plans, textbooks and more, and receive tax advantages on the money saved.

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Explore the 20+ Invest529 Portfolio Options

Low fees, tax advantages and diverse investment options are reasons Invest529 is consistently ranked among the top 529 plans. Spend some time with Michael Nguyen, Virginia529 Investment Director, and Maria Slowe, Virginia529 Investment Analyst, to review the structure, investment managers, fees and more of the 20 plus portfolio options offered by Invest529.

This session is part of the Smart Savers Academy, a webinar series to celebrate 529 Day, May 29, 2020. 

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Saving for Private K-12 with Virginia529

A private K-12 education is the path many families choose for their children. As a fairly new feature for 529 plans, up to $10,000 of 529 savings can be used to cover tuition at a private K-12 school each year. Join Phyllis Palmiero, Vice President for Finance & Administration with Collegiate School, and Lori Flannery, Marketing Manager with Virginia529, to learn about a private K-12 education and how you can save with Virginia529 to pay for these tuition expenses.

This session is part of the Smart Savers Academy, a webinar series to celebrate 529 Day, May 29, 2020.

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Offering Virginia529@work as an Employee Benefit

More than ever, employers understand the importance of investing in financial wellness benefits to improve employee satisfaction, retention and productivity, while also alleviating financial stress. Join this session to hear how Virginia529@work can help employees save for higher education with a free, easy-to-administer benefit with no contract required.

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Saving with ABLEnow a disability savings program

ABLEnow is a savings program for individuals with a disability and is administered by Virginia529 to provide more independence, greater financial security and a better quality of life. Join us for a free information session to discover the advantages of ABLE accounts and the national ABLEnow program. 

In just one hour, we’ll cover the answers to these questions, and more: 

What are ABLE accounts? 
Who is eligible? 
How can I use the money in an ABLE account? 
What are the features and benefits of the ABLEnow program? 
How can I learn more and open an account? 

For more information on ABLEnow, please visit able-now.com.

This session is part of the Smart Savers Academy, a webinar series to celebrate 529 Day, May 29, 2020.  

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Saving for Apprenticeships with Virginia529

Registered apprenticeship programs, which offer individuals the chance to learn a trade through on-the-job training, are now an approved qualified higher education expense for tax-advantaged 529 plans. It’s the perfect match! Join Caly Emerson, Education Specialist with the Registered Apprenticeship Program of the Virginia Department of Labor, and Lori Flannery, Marketing Manager with Virginia529, to learn about registered apprenticeship programs and how tax-advantaged Virginia529 savings can be used to pay for these program expenses. 

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Paying for Higher Education with Invest529

This session is for Invest529 customers to gain a better understanding of how the account works to pay for higher education.

Topics discussed will include communications sent from Virginia529, submitting documents and forms, reporting 529 savings on the FAFSA, other responsibilities and deadlines, eligible schools, expenses covered and tax forms and documentation

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Using My Prepaid529 Account

This session will walk you through the steps of using your Prepaid529 account. Topics include: communications you will receive from Virginia529, how to access important information you need in completing the FAFSA, responsibilities and deadlines, where your account can be used and for what expenses, and other various topics.

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Using Your Invest529 Account for Higher Education

This session will walk you through the steps of using your Invest529 account to pay for higher education.   Topics include: communications you will receive from Virginia529, how to access important information you need in completing the FAFSA, responsibilities and deadlines, where your account can be used and for what expenses, and other various topics.

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