(December 30, 2020) - We made it! 2020 is officially over. A year that brought chaos, confusion and unsettled nerves. At last, we start anew. We can start 2021 with a clean slate, a fresh set of eyes and a list of new goals. Many of us will set resolutions or begin doing things that we have put off. Taking the first step is often the most difficult. When it comes to your child’s future education expenses, the first step is saving that first dollar.
WA529 provides flexible options that help you save for these future education costs. The key to being prepared is to start saving early, make regular contributions, and choose a savings option that will meet your goals. Every family is different, and no single approach is a perfect fit. With WA529, families can choose between the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and the DreamAhead College Investment Plan. To learn the benefits of each program, visit our Get Started page.
Did you know you can open an account before your little one is even born? Simply list yourself as both the account owner and the student beneficiary. After the baby is born and has a Social Security number, simply fill out a Change of Student Beneficiary Form (no fee!) to add your child to the account.
Also remember contributions toward a child’s college savings make the perfect gift for holidays, special occasions, birthdays, baby showers and important milestones. Friends and family can make gift contributions to help a beneficiary’s account grow. Education is a gift that truly lasts a lifetime! Learn more by visiting our gifting page.
The giving season never ends with WA529. New beneficiaries ages 13-months or younger with new GET or DreamAhead account will automatically be mailed a 12-month or 18-month size baby onesie!