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3/19/2015 at 2:30pm

This is an exciting time at Private College 529. We’re launching our major drive to encourage more people to plan for college and open accounts to save through our plan.


3/13/2015 at 2:59pm

March Madness. Daylight Saving Time. Daffodils and tulips.

They’re all signs of spring.

But my favorite harbinger is tax refund season. With the federal income tax deadline only about a month away, millions of American taxpayers are filing their 2014 returns. Many are getting refunds. So far this year, the average refund is about $3,000, according to IRS data. 

2/23/2015 at 3:09pm

I got a first-hand inkling last week of just how much 2015’s high school seniors understand about the cost of college, debt, and the importance of saving.

I’m active with my college alumni association and had to read about three dozen applications for alumni scholarships that that my local chapter awards. Reviewing these applications, I noted a few themes:

2/12/2015 at 10:06am

I had an opportunity to join Scott Gamm at to discuss how families can plan and save for college. Of course, Private College 529 Plan is uppermost in my mind for families planning higher for private higher education. And it's one tool among the higher education savings choices. Thanks to reaction from families across the nation, tax advantages remain for the earnings in 529 accounts. Watch the interview.

1/20/2015 at 11:42am

Rebekah Bortniker loves Taylor Swift. After the Overland Park, Kansas, woman created a video of the star, Taylor Swift sent her a special package that included a check for $1,989 to help pay her student loan debt. The amount is a takeoff on Swift’s new album by that name.

10/10/2013 at 3:16pm

Private College 529 Plan president Nancy Farmer mentioned in US News & World Report article entitled, “How to Divide a Prepaid Tuition Plan Among Children” by in Reyna Gobel. 

We are excited to be mentioned in this article about prepaid tuition. Private College 529 PlanSM (PC529) is the only national prepaid tuition plan and sponsored by more than 270 leading private colleges and universities to offer families a guaranteed way to get tomorrow's tuition at today's prices for up to 30 years after purchase.

5/29/2013 at 8:50am

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