North Carolina's National College Savings Program

Kick Off to Kindergarten

Excited for kindergarten? Don't miss this event at Marbles Kids Museum to help you and your child prepare.

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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…)

The Kindergarten Milestone

The first years of your child’s life are filled with countless milestones: crawling, walking, talking, making friends, learning to count and read. There were first teeth and new words spoken. There were first-time holidays and new traditions begun. Then, you blinked, and now you are weeks away from the next milestone ­— starting kindergarten!

Preparing for an Educational Milestone

Just in Wake County, nearly 12,000 students are expected to enter schools this year as the class of 2030.

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Happy Preschool Graduation! Here’s the Perfect Gift for the Class of 2030!

Graduation day for the high school class of 2030 feels like a long way away. But this year, a different kind of graduation is upon them — preschool graduation! In the fall, the class of 2030 will be entering kindergarten and starting their journey through the wonder and excitement of grade school. Even though their true graduation day feels a long, long way off (and thank goodness for that!), now is the time to be thinking of the future and saving for college.

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Congratulations to the $1,529 on 5/29 Drawing Winner

At the close of this spring’s drawing to celebrate College Savings Day, the NC 529 Plan had 135,920 active Accounts and, of those, 4,343 Account owners entered the drawing. The entry pulled at random for the $1,529 prize belonged to Leigh Ann Johnson, who soon will have this extra amount added to her NC 529 Account.

Johnson opened her Account, with her daughter as beneficiary, in March 2014 and now mother,

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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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