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North Carolina's National College Savings Program

The Sky's the Limit

Learn how Olivia's parents are preparing for her future success with the NC 529 Plan.

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Watch a one-minute video on the benefits of using the NC 529 Plan to save for college.


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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Join Us for Boo at the NC Zoo

NC 529 and the North Carolina Zoo are proud to present, Boo at the NC Zoo! A frightfully fun time for kids and parents!

What’s It All About?

Join us at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC, for Boo at the NC Zoo! Come celebrate the spooky season with safe daytime fun for all ages. Families with kids in the festive spirit are encouraged to participate this weekend!

What Can You Pay For With a 529 Plan?



Opening an education savings account, such as an NC 529, while your child is young has all sorts of benefits. One benefit is that it allows the account to build until it’s needed for education. Earnings grow tax-free if the beneficiary uses the money for “qualified education expenses.” That term may sound confusing, but it’s intentionally broad. This is because the fund can pay for many school-related costs,

Add College Savings to Your Back to School Shopping List

As a parent, it’s all you can do to cut corners wherever possible. You do more with less while you take pride in your child’s enthusiasm for learning. But what if there were a better way? Every year, you have to buy markers, crayons, composition notebooks, and more. It feels as though the list of school supplies grows longer with each grade. As a parent of a child in elementary school,

Back to School, Back to Business: Tips to Beat the Stress

Save Your Sanity for Back to School Season

Going back to school can be very stressful – new activities, new classes, and new routines. Save yourself some first-week headaches and make a plan. If you schedule back-to-school doctor’s appointments early, you won’t be worried about missing the deadline for the annual checkup and/or pre-sport physicals. You can schedule them at a time that is most convenient for you.