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Webinars and the WA529 Knowledge Cafe

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The WA529 Knowledge Cafe is our virtual learning center, where you can attend our webinars to learn about the Washington College Savings Plans (the GET Program and DreamAhead Plan), ask questions and gather resources that support educational goals. Can't attend a full webinar? Drop in on one of the "monthly meet-ups" to ask questions. A WA529 representative will be available to help. 

All webinars and virtual meetings are free and open to the public. See topics below and click the date to register.    

 

WA529 Basics  – Get to know the GET Program and DreamAhead Plan

Learn about Washington's 529 Plans - The GET Program and DreamAhead College Investment Plan. 
 
Register now to reserve your spot:  
 
 

WA529 in the Workplace - Support Employee Financial Wellness with WA529 Resources for the Workplace

Learn how Washington's 529 Plans - The GET Program and DreamAhead College Investment Plan can enhance your employee benefit offerings and help your employees invest in their future. 
 
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Give the Gift of College - Tips and Tools for Gifting and Contributing to a WA529 Plan

Education is a gift that truly lasts a lifetime. Learn the different ways to contribute to a WA529 Plan for your child, grandchild or family member. 
 
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Accessing Your 529 Plan and Paying for Expenses

Learn how to access your GET or DreamAhead account and request distributions for eligible expenses.
 
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WA529 Meet-Up for Questions

No time for a full webinar, but you have questions to ask? Join us in a monthly meet-up and get answers.  Topics for Q & A and discussion include 529 basics, accessing your 529 funds, understanding 529 plans and financial aid, 529 tax benefits and much more.  Meet-ups will be open for one hour. 
 
Register now to reserve your spot:  
 
 

Past Webinars

WA529 Basics - GET to Know the GET Program and DreamAhead Plan

November 18, 2020

We've received a lot of questions lately about how 529 accounts work. It's great to see so many of you keeping an eye on future goals during such a tough time. So we've scheduled a webinar, presented by Jackie Ferrado, WA529 Community Relations Manager to help everyone learn the basics on GET and DreamAhead in just one hour.
 
In this webinar we'll cover:
  • How GET and DreamAhead work
  • How easy it is to open and use a 529 account to plan ahead for future education expenses
  • How saving with GET or DreamAhead can save you thousands versus student loans
  • Most frequently asked questions

 

529 Plans and Financial Aid - Learn the Basics

September 21, 2020 

Join WA529 Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado, and guest speaker Christina Winstead, Assistant Director for Outreach, College Access and Support, for an overview of the financial aid process and understanding how your savings fits into the picture.  
 

 

A Financial Planners View of Saving for College and 529 Plans

August 25, 2020 

Join WA529 Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado, for a conversation with Angela Furubotten-LaRosee, from Avea Financial Planning, to learn more about the in's and out's of saving and her experience with 529 Plans.  
 

 

GET Account Owners: Making Changes to a Custom Monthly Plan 

May 6, 2020 

In this webinar we will discuss the options available for changing a GET custom monthly plan and what to consider before making any changes. Our presenter, Diana Hurley, GET Contact Center Manager will walk you through the different options available to help you come up with a successful savings goal.
  • Reducing custom monthly units on the current contract.
  • Extending the custom monthly contract payments.
  • Converting the custom monthly plan to a lump sum plan.

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News from the Nest

You can use funds from your GET or DreamAhead account to pay down existing student loans.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the WA529 office is currently closed to walk-in visitors. If you have questions about your GET or DreamAhead account, Contact Center representatives are available by phone or email. Please see our Contact Us page for hours and information. The GET and DreamAhead Contact Centers will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020 for Christmas Day and Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year's Day. 

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