State Treasurer of Iowa

The 529 Movement

In March, College Savings Iowa joined the 28-state effort to take on the student debt problem in a national campaign. Partnered with Fred Rogers Productions, the national project has been working to increase the awareness of 529 plans and how they can limit the need for student loans.

According to the College Savings Plan Network and a recent survey they conducted, one-third of Americans have heard of 529 college savings plans, but only one in five know what the plans are actually for. State treasurers, higher education agencies, financial service firms and other state officials are all working together on this project to bring knowledge and recognition of 529 plans to all Americans.

We know our College Savings Iowa account owners are our greatest advocates, and we know you are already spreading the word. To see how you can be even more involved and learn more about the national partnership, visit 529ForCollege.com. Together, we can get even more families and their children started on their educational adventures.

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