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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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NC 529 Sponsors Kick-Off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum!

Get your kindergartener off to a great start! Board a school bus, practice a lunch line, learn about the joys of recess, and much more! Be sure to stop by the photo spot and take a photo with your future member of the "Class of 2030!"
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The NC 529 Plan is happy to again sponsor Kick-Off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC.

These fun - and educational - events are free for rising kindergartners and their families.
  • Year-Round Kick-off to Kindergarten - Thursday, June 22, 5-8pm
  • Traditional Calendar Kick-Off to Kindergarten - Saturday, August 19, 9am-5pm

Hope to see you there!

Is Your Beneficiary Heading to College This Fall?!
If so, expect you're glad to have your NC 529 Account contributions (and earnings) available to help with upcoming college expenses. If you're making your first Withdrawal request using those funds (or need a refresher), here are a few tips and more information.
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  • Don't wait until the last minute. As college bills go out, Withdrawal requests increase and processing may be delayed. Beat the rush.
  • Read these Frequently Asked Questions about Withdrawals. Find out how to receive or direct your Withdrawal, the amount you can withdraw, when money will be available, and the difference in Qualified and Non-Qualified Withdrawals.
  • Complete your Withdrawal Request online or print out a form and fax or mail it to the NC 529 Plan.