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NC 529 IMAGE College Fund For Grandchildren
June 7, 2024
College Fund for Grandchildren: How to Set Up a 529

Establish a college fund for your grandchildren with a 529 account. With a 529 account, there are tax advantages and your investment in their future can grow.

College Savings Plan Desk
June 7, 2024
Best Plan for College Savings: Why a 529 is the Right Choice

Searching for the best plan for college savings? With a 529 plan, your savings can grow tax-free and aren't taxed when money is withdrawn for college.

NC 529 IMAGE 529 Qualified Expenses
June 7, 2024
529 Qualified Expenses & What You Can Spend Your Funds On

529 qualified expenses are expenses directly related to attending a college or university, or tuition for a private K-12 school. Here's what to know.

Trade School University
June 7, 2024
Can a 529 Plan Be Used for Trade School? 3 Things to Know

Can a 529 be used for trade school? Yes, if the trade school is a 529 eligible institution. Learn what that means and how to find the right one.

NC 529 IMAGE Leftover 529 Funds
April 18, 2024
What Should You Do With Leftover Money in Your NC 529 Account?

If you have leftover money in your 529 account, you have options. Explore our tips for maximizing any funds you haven't used yet.

NC 529 IMAGE Future Cost Of College
April 18, 2024
The Future Cost of College: How Much Will Tuition Increase?

College costs will most-likely keep rising in the future. To help you know how much to save, here is a table of college costs in the future.

NC 529 IMAGE Are Education Expenses Tax Deductible
April 18, 2024
Are Education Expenses Tax Deductible? 3 Education Benefits to Know

Lower your overall tax bill by claiming certain education tax benefits, including a tuition and fee deduction.

NC 529 IMAGE Save For College #1
April 18, 2024
How Much to Save for College & Savings Goals by Age

Figure out how much to save for college, savings benchmarks based on your child's age, and ways to meet your goals.

NC 529 IMAGE 1 Opening A College Account For Baby
April 18, 2024
Opening a College Savings Account for a Baby

Starting a college savings account for your baby can open doors for them later in life. Learn more about 529 accounts and their benefits.

March 8, 2024
How to Start a College Fund: 3 Ways to Save for College

What are the different types of savings accounts for education funds? Help me compare the types that are available and what they do for savings. Are certain college funds more ideal for different age groups of students? What are the best methods to grow a college savings account?