(November 28, 2022 - Showcase Magazine) - Post-high school education is one of the biggest expenses people face in their lifetime. 529 plans were created to help parents, future students, friends, and family save money tax-free for qualified higher education expenses.
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(April 15,2022) It is never too late or too early to engage kids in meaningful conversations about their futures. A lot of kids start talking about what they want to be when they grow up at an early age. Many change their minds a hundred times, while others are still unsure as they approach high school graduation. Encouraging kids to think about what they enjoy can help their dreams take shape. WA529 has something exciting this spring to get the conversation started!
(October 31, 2020) - DreamAhead, Washington state’s 529 college investment plan, has been recognized by Morningstar, Inc. as one of the top 529 savings plans in the nation, earning bronze medal status in its recent Morningstar Analyst Ratings.
DreamAhead is one of 35 best-in-class 529 plans, or “medalists”, identified by Morningstar. In their annual assessment, Morningstar measures four key pillars: Process, People, Parent, and Price.
(November 13, 2020) - WA529 Director Luke Minor chatted by phone with Star 101.5 radio personality Kent Phillips.
They talked about the new enrollment year for GET, key differences between GET and DreamAhead, and common misconceptions about 529s.
(September 1, 2020) - It’s September, and in a routine world, that means students are heading back to school. But as we’re all aware, in the age of COVID-19, this is no routine world.
Many school districts and college campuses have altered their plans for student attendance, going “virtual” because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Some are still standing by the traditional face-to-face classroom model.
(August 13, 2020) - Families often wonder what the effects of 529 plans are on financial aid and how the two work together. The answer depends on a couple of key questions: who owns the plan and when withdrawals are taken. In most cases, your 529 plan will have a minimal effect on the amount of aid you receive and will actually end up helping you more than hurting you.