North Carolina's National College Savings Program

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Your kids will be grown up before you know it. Plan for their future now.

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North Carolina's National College Savings Program

Kickoff to Kindergarten 
Kindergarten is just the first step on the road to college. Start saving today with NC 529.

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North Carolina's National College Savings Program

Ready For College
Picture a bright future for your child.

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At College Foundation Inc., we strive to keep our employees and organization safe. Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned to remote working. We understand that this is an unsettling time. We still want to be a resource to North Carolinians for all questions about education, so our call centers are still operating! Call us at 866-866-2362 Mon-Thurs from 8am-6pm or Friday from 8am-5pm for any questions regarding saving, planning, applying, and paying for college!

If you have been affected in any way by the coronavirus outbreak there are options available to help with your loans. You may qualify for a deferment based on your circumstances, such as unemployment or economic hardship. You may also request a 3-month forbearance on your loans. The President has mentioned relief options for federally owned student loans over last several weeks. Loans held or serviced by College Foundation, Inc. are not federally owned. The options available for your loans with CFI are mentioned above. If this should change, we will keep you updated here. Our call center counselors are trained to help you understand the options available.

Watch a one-minute video on the benefits of using the NC 529 Plan 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. Friends and family can even contribute too!

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Save for College: The Definitive Guide to College Saving

No matter how old your children or your grandchildren are, college is probably something you’ve thought about. Will they want to go to college? Will they attend your alma mater? Will they move far away or stay closer to home to continue their education? And how will you pay for college? After all, the cost of college continues to rise every year.

The good news is that you’re trying to find answers to these questions now,

What’s Your College Savings Strategy?

Whether you’re a spender or a saver, it can be difficult to put money aside for college, especially when your kids are young, and college seems so far away. However, this is the best time to start saving, because you have time to watch the money grow, and can update your college savings strategy as your budget allows. Even if your kids are older, it’s not too late to develop a plan to help your children reach their education goals.

How to Start a College Fund for Your Child

The cost of college is on the rise, and no generation knows that better than millennials. Many young parents today are still paying off their own student loans; while trying to save for their children’s education. The good news is, starting a college fund while your child is young gives you a good amount of time to create a solid nest egg for their future. The decision now is where to put your money?

Local Family Dreams Big for Higher Education with 529 Day Contest Win!

Congratulations to Andy Ewens, Ph.D., of Cary, North Carolina! Andy is the winner of the “Dream Big 5/29 Day Drawing to Win $5,529” in celebration of National 529 College Savings Plan Day. Andy’s name was selected at random from a long list of entries. The contest, sponsored by College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), was open throughout the month of May with the goal of raising awareness about college savings accounts and providing a deserving family with an extra boost to their own college savings.

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