Crawlers Compete at NC Central and A&T Football Game for a Chance to Win $529 in College Savings
Babies will be crawling towards a touchdown between the first and second quarters of the NC Central and A&T football game in Durham on Saturday, Nov. 17. These quickly-crawling babies will compete to win $529 contributed to an account in the NC 529 Plan, also known as the North Carolina’s National College Savings Program.
The graduates cross the stage and the diplomas are awarded. Adoring parents look on proudly as excellence in academics and the arts are announced. The graduates are bursting with excitement, but still a little fearful about what comes next. The parents are full of confidence. They know that great futures are ahead for their children.
But first, there’s a juice box and a snack.
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.
Sarita Broadway from The College Foundation of North Carolina tells us what you need to know about planning for college and savings opportunities with the NC 529 Plan.
Recorded on 5/12/2016 WNCN-RAL (CBS) in Raleigh, NC.
Sarita Broadway, College Foundation of North Carolina Regional Representative, shares some survey results on parents’ savings habits. She also spoke on advice and opportunities for paying for college.
Featured on WNCN-RAL (CBS) Raleigh, NC – “My Carolina Talk” – 5/12/2016
Fewer American parents with children under age 18 are saving for college this year — down more than 50% from the previous year. Takeila Hall, a College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) Regional Rep, talks about financial benefits and options with the NC 529 Plan. She also explained the advantages of an NC 529 account over a regular savings account.
Recorded on WGHP in Winston Salem, North Carolina – 12/9/2015