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Saving for College in NC 529 Plan

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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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Upcoming Change in Investment Options
As of March 9, 2017, the Dependable Income Fund will no longer be available as an Investment Option in the NC 529 Plan. Participants currently invested in the Dependable Income Fund may either:

  1. direct their allocation from this Investment Option to another option in the NC 529 Plan prior to 4 p.m. on March 6, 2017* OR
  2. wait for the Program Administrator to automatically move their allocation to the Federally-Insured Deposit Account.
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*Participants who chose to direct their allocation to another Investment Option themselves are advised that doing so may count as one of the two permitted changes in Investment Options for the calendar year.

See March 2 - March 9 Timeline for moving Dependable Income Fund to Federally-Insured Deposit Account. Please note: Online access to NC 529 website and processing of Withdrawals, Reallocations, and any other forms and requests will be temporarily suspended for all Participants as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 to facilitate the exchange. Web access and regular processing will resume by 9 a.m. Thursday, March 9.

Join the NC 529 Crew at Marbles
What does your child want to do when he or she grows up? Introduce the possibilities! Bring your child/children 10 and under for a fun and interactive afternoon. And come by the NC 529 Plan "photo booth" to snap pictures of your child's "Future Me."

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1-4p.m.
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Marbles Admission: $5 per person: children under 1 and members play free
See the NC 529 Facebook Page
for the lucky winners of
2016's final Drawing!