Plan today for the education for the jobs of tomorrow.

Create opportunities for tomorrow.

Just about any job your children or loved ones aspire to will require some form of college or training after high school. Saving now for that training with a 529 plan is an easy way for parents, grandparents, and friends to help families create education opportunities. And VT529, Vermont’s official 529 savings plan, is the only plan that offers a 10% Vermont state income tax credit on annual contributions deposited for college or training after high school.

You can open an account with just $25 or give a gift of any amount. And it’s easy to purchase or redeem the VSAC Gift of College gift card.

VT529 funds can be used for apprenticeships and student loan repayment, too

The Vermont tax law has been updated to add the two new allowable use of funds withdrawn from a VT529 account without adverse impact on the Vermont income tax credit: (1) for apprenticeship programs registered and certified with the U.S. Secretary of Labor and (2) for repayment of up to $10,000 per the lifetime of a beneficiary in student loans for post-secondary education at an approved postsecondary education institution. See the news video and watch the recent “You Can Quote Me” segment from May 29 with VSAC President Scott Giles. (Updates to the VHEIP tax credit information on the VT Tax website are in process.)

The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan is now also referred to as VT529. Read more about the name change here.