September is College Savings Month

Six weeks. Hundreds of entries. Seven winning families.

The #PictureTheirFuture sweepstakes ran on Facebook as part of College Savings Month, encouraging parents to talk with their children about career goals, think about necessary professional training, and learn how a Virginia529 account could help fund it.

Six entrants won $529 toward their loved ones’ educational futures, and one grand prize winner earned $2,500 in higher education savings in a Virginia529 inVEST account.

Congrats to the winners:

Grand Prize Winner
Dana Outlaw–Jordan
» Read the winner’s story
Weekly Winners
  • 1 The next big... Charan D. Banks
  • 2 When I grow up... Chris and Lisa Kreisel
  • 3 Future... Noelle Stanley
  • 4 The next big... Lisa Bradley Stnons
  • 5 When I grow up... Davilee Criss Kadrlik
  • 6 Future... Kevin Hair

The More You Know:

  • College Conversation Starters

    College Savings Month is a perfect time for families to discuss higher education. Try these five conversation starters with your kids.

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  • Do the Math

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  • Not Just for Bachelor’s Degrees

    Think 529 accounts are just for undergrads? Think again. This website identifies all the schools where you can use a 529 plan.

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  • How to Save up to $32k in Two Years

    Find out how to save on your college education. No coupon clipping required!

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  • More Reasons to Start at a Community College

    Starting at a community college can save students a lot of money. But here are two more great reasons to include community colleges in your higher education plan.

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Governor McAuliffe recognizes September 2015 as College Savings Month in Virginia

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