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For EmployersWA529’s Payroll Direct Deposit* program is a convenient way  to regularly contribute to your child's or grandchild's college savings. Best of all, it’s quick and easy to set up. 

Getting Started

Once you open your GET or DreamAhead account, initiate your payroll direct deposit authorization.

*Payroll Direct Deposit was formerly called Payroll Deduction. 

Frequently Asked Questions and Information

How can I change my payroll direct deposit amount?

  • Complete a new Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization form and indicate that it is a change.

How can I cancel a payroll direct deposit?

  • Notify your employer payroll office to stop your existing payroll direct deposit.
  • Contact the respective plan (GET or DreamAhead) to notify of the intent to cancel payroll direct deposit. For GET Custom Monthly accounts, please contact GET to set up new arrangements for continued monthly contributions. 

GET and DreamAhead payroll direct deposits are after-tax deductions.

  • Payroll direct deposits are after-tax, as required under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

DreamAhead (only) payroll contribution information.

  • The employee must be the Account Owner. An employee may not contribute payroll direct deposits into a DreamAhead account owned by their spouse, or by anyone else.
  • DreamAhead only accepts payroll contributions by ACH funds. If the employer cannot support ACH funds, then the employee should consider setting up automatic monthly contributions through the Plan. Employees can review the DreamAhead Program Details Booklet or call 1.844.529.5845 for more information on setting up automatic monthly contributions. 

Employers Offering Payroll Direct Deposit

Expand the categories below to see the hundreds of private, public and school district employers who offer WA529 Payroll Direct Deposit as a benefit to their employees. This list is updated as new employers are added, so keep checking back.

Private Employers

AARO, Inc (The Lock Shop)
AB Enterprises Inc.
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services
Adich Clinic PS
Alliance Machine Systems International
Alling Henning Associates 
Alpine Lakes Family Practice
Ambiance Coatings, Inc.
American Marine Bank
Anderson & Steinssen, Inc.
ANZUS Technology Inc.
Applied Precision
Armstrong UniCare, LLC
Arnies Restaurants NW Inc.
Astronics - AES
Atlas Coffee Importers
Aviation Technical Services, Inc.
Babcock Services, Inc.
Baker Electric
Ballard Pediatric Clinic
Banchero Disability Partners
BBC Dodge Inc.
Bentall Capital (U.S.), Inc.
Big Fish Games
Botanical Laboratories, Inc.
Camco Electric Inc.
Central Washington Hospital
Ceridian Corporation (Google, Inc.)
Chemco Inc. 
Children's Advocacy Center for Grays Harbor
Children's Village - Salmon Creek, Inc.
CoCo Communications Corpl
Columbia Machines, Inc.
Community Day School Association
Compass Health
Cornerstone Architectural Group, P.S.
Costco Wholesale
Craft Brew Alliance
Cressy Door Company Inc.
Cypheredge Technologies, Inc.
Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc.
Dino A. Cacchiotti DDS MS PS
Elite Kids, LTD
Energy Northwest
Engineered Software Inc.
Eye & Ear Clinic of Wenatchee
F5 Networks Inc
Family Care Network
Fisher Companies, Inc
Fowler LLC
Franks Family Drive Inn
Fred Hutchinson CRC
Frontier Bank
Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim, LLP
Gift of College Inc.
Glacier Bay, Inc.
Got Green
Hagel & Company
Harrison Medical Center
Hawks Prairie Vision Clinic
Herrmann Scholbe P.S. Inc.
Home & About LLC
HydraMaster Corp
I.M.A.C., Inc.
Imagine Color Service
InCyte Diagnostics
Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS)
Intelius, Inc
Intelius Screening Solutions LLC
International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
Island Hospital
Jackson Pharmacy Professionals
JayRay Ads & PR, Inc.
KADLEC Medical Center
Kahler Senders Group, Inc. LLC
Karr Tuttle Campbell
KBA, Inc
Keeney’s Office Supply
Kirk H Storer, DDS
Kirkland Shared Services
Kitsap Bank
Krekow Jennings Inc.
L&S Engineering Associates, Inc.
LMN Architects
Lacrosse Footwear
Lane Powell PC
Lanik Inc
Lincoln Creek Lumber Company 
Littlerock Community Fellowship
LOTT Alliance
Machinists Inc.
Madres Kitchen
Magner Sanborn, Inc.
Masonry Institute of Washington
McKinstry Co.
McNett Corporation
Memorial Nephrology Associates PLLC
Meridian Valley Lab
Micro Encoder Inc.
MUMMA Associates Inc.
Munros' Driving Instructions Inc.
Narrows Marina
National Cristina Foundation
Nilfisk Advance
Northshore Youth and Family Services
Northwest Gastroenterology Associates
Northwest Justice Project
NW Forwarding LLC
NW Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation Inc, P.S.
Oberto Sausage Company
Office of Port Jobs
Olympic Medical Center
Olympic Radiology, LLC
ONPR, Inc.
OSC Vocational Systems, Inc.
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
PAC Worldwide Corporation
Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc
Pacific Tool
Parkview Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Peninsula Behavioral Health
Peninsula Light Company
Peninsula Pharmacies, Inc
Pharmacy OneSource Inc.
Physicians Eye Surgery Center, Inc.
Plummers Inc/Scandinavian Designs
Point Defiance Zoological Society
Print NW LLC
Pro CNC Inc
Providence Heath & Services - Renton
Providence Health & Services - Seattle
Providence Health & Services - St. Mary Medical - Walla Walla
Puget Sound Psychiatric Center
Quorum Review IRB
Refrigeration Unlimited Inc. 
Regional Toxicology Service
Rice Insurance LLC
Richardson Law Office
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, Inc.
Rosauers Supermarkets Inc.
S&W Utility Contractors
Saltchuck Mercantile, Inc.
Schwabe North America
SeaTown Restaurants
Seagull Scientific
Seamar Naknek
Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council
Seattle Christian Schools
Seattle Marine & Fishing Supply Co.
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union
Sequim Animal Hospital, Inc. PS
Single Handed Consulting, Inc.
Skagit County Community Action Agency
Smith Gardens Inc
Smokey Point Distributing 
Spokane Produce, Inc.
Strong & Associates Inc.
Synsor Corporation
Thales Avionics, Inc.
The Bath House Pet Salon
The Fearey Group
Toray Composites
Total Living Concept
Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC
URM Stores, Inc.
Valley Supply
Virginia Mason
Wacom Technology Corporation
Wahluke Produce, Inc.
Walter Dorwin Teague
Washington Center for Comprehensive Rehabilitation
Washington State Conference of Mason Contractors
Westover Scientific-AMG
Wexley School for Girls, LLC
Whidbey General Hospital
Whittaker Mountaineering
Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson
X10 Wireless
Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
YMCA Snohomish County

Public Employers

Federal and State Government 
All Washington State Government Agencies 
All Washington Community and Technical Colleges
Central Washington University
Department of the Navy Civilian Human Resources, Silverdale
Eastern Washington University
ESD #101 - Spokane
ESD #113 - Olympia
ESD #171 - North Central Wenatchee
Manson Secondary School
Puget Sound Educational Service District #121
Seattle Community Colleges District
The Evergreen State College
WA ST School Directors' Association
Washington State University
Washington State Water Resources Association 
Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC)
Western Washington University

City and County Government
Benton County Fire District
Bremerton Housing Authority
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue
Central Pierce County Fire and Rescue
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority 
City of Aberdeen
City of Arlington 
City of Bainbridge Island
City of Bellevue
City of Benton
City of Black Diamond
City of Bremerton
City of Brewster
City of Cashmere
City of Cheney
City of CleElum
City of Clyde Hill
City of College Place
City of Connell
City of DuPont
City of Duval
City of Everett
City of Fife
City of Grand Coulee
City of Hoquiam
City of Kenmore
City of Lacey
City of Lakewood
City of Liberty Lake
City of Maple Valley
City of Mercer Island
City of Monroe
City of Newcastle
City of Olympia
City of Port Angeles
City of Port Townsend
City of Puyallup
City of Richland
City of Ridgefield
City of SeaTac
City of Spokane
City of Sumner
City of Tacoma
City of Toppenish
City of Tukwila
City of Tumwater
City of Walla Walla
City of Washougal
City of Woodland
Clark Public Utilities
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
East Pierce Fire & Rescue - Pierce County Fire District #22
Eastside Fire & Rescue - King County Fire District #10
Habitat for Humanity - Spokane
Inland Power and Light Company
Intercity Transit
King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (Northshore)
King County Housing Authority
King County Library System
Kitsap PUD #1
Kittitas County
Lacey Fire District 3
North Central Regional Library
Northshore Utility District
Okanogan Douglas District Hospital
Pacific County Protection Fire District #1
Pierce County Fire District #16 
Port of Olympia
Port of Port Angeles
Port of Tacoma
Port of Vancouver, USA
PUD #3 of Mason County
Puget Sound Regional Council
Seattle City Light
Seattle Housing Authority
State Board for CC & TC
Thurston County Fire Protection District #6
Timberland Regional Library
Town of Coulee Dam
West Sound Utility District
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority 
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County


School Districts and Educational Service Districts

Asotin-Anatone School District
Auburn School District
Battle Ground School District
Bethel School District
Bridgeport School District
Burlington-Edison School District
Camas School District #117
Cashmere School District
Central Kitsap School District
Chehalis School District
Chewelah School District
Chimacum School District
Cle Elum-Roslyn School District
College Place School District #250 
Colville School District
Deer Park School District #414
Dieringer School District #343
East Valley School District #90
Elma School District
Enumclaw School District
Ephrata School District #165
Everett Public School District
Fife School District
Granger School District #204
Granite Falls School District #332
Grapeview School District
Griffin School District
Hoquiam School District
Longview School District
Marysville School District
Mead School District #354 
Mercer Island School District #400
Meridian School District
Monroe School District
Mukilteo School District #6
North Franklin School District
North Kitsap School District
North Mason School District #403
Northport School District
North Thurston Public Schools
Okanogan School District
Olympia School District
Omak School District 19
Orcas Island School District
Pasco School District
Peninsula School District
Prosser School District
Puyallup School District #3
Quilcene School District
Reardan-Edwall School District
Renton School District
Riverview School District
Rochester School District #401
Shoreline School District
Snohomish School District
South Kitsap School District #402
Southside School District
Spokane Public Schools
Stanwood-Camano School District
Steilacoom Historical School District No.1
Sultan School District #311
Sumner School District
Tacoma School District No.10
Tukwila School District #406
Tumwater School District No.33
Valley School District #070
Vancouver School District #37
White River School District
Wilbur School District
Yakima School District
Yelm Community Schools

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