North Carolina's National College Savings Program

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Keep more of your money for your students’ future

With no fee or sales charges when you open an NC 529 Account and low investment fees and expenses plus tax-free earnings, you can put more away to save for college.

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It’s never too early—or too late—to save for your student’s college education

The NC 529® Plan gives you a tax-advantaged, straightforward way to start putting money aside for your child’s college future right now. With easy online or paper enrollment, you can start saving with as little as $25. Make future contributions regularly or periodically—your choice. Other family and friends can contribute too.

With the NC 529 Plan every dollar goes into low-cost, top-quality investments. There are many options to fit any investment strategy. (more…)

Giving Back to Our Teachers


At the NC 529 Plan®, our everyday focus is on helping families plan and pay for college. We’re passionate about this effort, and we fully recognize that North Carolina students rely on their teachers, administrators and other caring adults to help them reach the goal of going to college too. During Teacher Appreciation Week and always, we extend our gratitude to the men and women who guide the education of our students.

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Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to help Americans become savvier when it comes to their money. From creating a budget to learning about investing, this is an ideal time to pause and evaluate your family’s level of financial knowledge. has several free online courses and materials to help users of different ages learn to better manage money.

If you find that your financial health is not ideal,

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Celebrate College Savings Day with the NC 529 Plan


We’re going to celebrate College Savings Day (May 29) by giving away $1,529! Anyone with an existing NC 529 Account or who opens one is eligible to enter.  Don’t miss out on a chance to add $1,529 to your college savings in the NC 529 Plan.

Just enter one time April 3 – midnight May 21, 2017, and the NC 529 Plan will automatically multiply your Drawing entry by the number (not the amount) of completed (received and processed) contributions you have made or will make between January 1,

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When is the Right Time to Set Up an NC 529 Account for Your Child?

One of the most common questions parents have about an NC 529® Plan is when should I set up an NC 529 Account? It’s a simple question with a straightforward answer — now! That’s because it’s never too early to start saving for your child’s higher education.

Here are a few reasons why you might want to enroll in the NC 529 Plan and create an account for your child today:

More time = More money saved.

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