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Saving for College in NC 529 Plan

Tax benefits
Account earnings are free from federal and NC income taxes when used for qualified higher education expenses.
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Low cost
Our fees are very low and allow you to keep your money in North Carolina.
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Multiple investments
Select from a variety of investment options that cover a range of strategies, from conservative to aggressive.
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Easy set-up
Create an NC 529 Account in minutes. You can set up automatic contributions or contribute when it fits your budget.
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Benefit of saving regularly
Putting away whatever amount you can on a regular basis adds up. Use simple calculator for a quick look at how money grows over time and test other scenarios with savings planner.
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New Look Coming for NC529.org

NC529.org -- same web address, same connection to CFNC, but now with extended and enhanced information. This combination of a fresh and a familiar look and design helps you find answers to quick questions and still dig into all available NC 529 Plan detail and functions. Your information remains secure on our website and the new microsite section's readable on your phone or tablet too!

5/29 Savings Play Day

Mark your calendar to celebrate College Savings Day May 29th with 5/29 Savings Play Day at Marbles Kids Museum (201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh). NC 529 staff will be on site throughout the day to answer questions about saving for college and, at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm, to offer an NC 529 Plan overview and announce winners of the $529 on 5/29 Drawing.

Exhibits and activities at Marbles are geared to children under 10 years old. Information about Marbles including admission prices is available at MarblesKidsMuseum.org.