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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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College Foundation of North Carolina Partners with Award-Winning TV Chef to Help Families Save for College

 

With rising tuition costs, North Carolina families are seeking convenient and affordable options to pay for college. College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free college assistance service of the State of North Carolina, is committed to raising awareness about college savings plans in the workplace that can help secure a student’s future. In April, Vivian Howard, an award-winning chef featured in the PBS Food show “A Chef’s Life,” proved her culinary prowess and gracious hospitality at an exclusive event in Wilmington in support of the NC 529® College Savings Plan.

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NC 529 Hosts Third Annual Kick-Off to Kindergarten Event at Marbles Kids Museum

Starting kindergarten is a big life event for both students and parents. Like with most big changes, the key to a successful transition into a new environment is preparation. Upon entering kindergarten, students should be on their way to mastering skills like spelling their name, memorizing their address, reciting the alphabet and more. But beyond academic preparation, children will have an easier time on their first day if they know what to expect. Events like NC 529’s Kick-Off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum are a great way for students to get a taste of what’s to come.

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Start Saving for College Before Your Baby is Born

As an expectant parent, you have a lot to think about. Where your baby will go to college in 18 years is probably one of the last things on your mind. It’s hectic enough planning your doctor’s appointments, post-birth arrangements and even what color your baby’s room will be —there’s hardly time to think about the future. However, saving for college is one thing you should be thinking about now,

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Can I Save For College As Easily As I Save For Retirement?

When it comes to saving money to pay for college, many parents are doing it the old-fashioned way: that is to say, they’re hoping for a miracle! A survey conducted in January of this year found that 57 percent of the parents polled had saved less than $10,000. But the survey found that parents do have high savings hopes.

  • Forty-five percent said they hoped to save more than $30,000 by the time their child was college bound.

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