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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 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!

Is Your Child Starting Kindergarten?

Then add Kick-Off to Kindergarten to your summer calendar! The NC 529 Plan is is happy to be a sponsor of a free event coming up for rising kindergarteners and their families at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street in Raleigh.

We'll be there to enjoy the fun and answer any questions you have about college savings. Marbles activities will include practicing a lunch line, boarding a school bus, recess play and more to help prepare your child for this exciting transition. Mark your calendar for the Kick-Off to Kindergarten:
  • Saturday, August 20 from 9 am - 5 pm for traditional school year kindergarten
Share in the excitement of children getting ready to take their first step to college!