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Treasurer McCord Says National Report Ranks PA 529 Investment Plan in Top-tier for Performance
Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord today hailed a recent report that puts the Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan among the best in the nation for programs of its type. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Make Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program Part of Year-End Tax Planning
With the end of the year approaching, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord today reminded families that contributions to a Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program account by December 31 will help you save on taxes. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Consider Giving Higher Education Savings as a Gift this Holiday
If you seek a truly meaningful gift this year for a special child on your list, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord hopes you consider opening or contributing to a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program account. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Holiday Shopping with Upromise Can Boost College Savings
Lining up at midnight for a great Black Friday deal? Treasurer Rob McCord today said shoppers who are also concerned about saving for higher education can boost their college savings by shopping with Upromise* this holiday season. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord Applauds PA Legislature’s Recognition of September as “College Savings Month;” Offers Free Online Enrollment in PA 529 Plan
State Treasurer Rob McCord said separate resolutions the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives adopted today marking September as “College Savings Month” underscores the benefits of saving versus borrowing for higher education – especially at a time of above average tuition increases at many schools across the Commonwealth. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Only Days Remain to “Beat the Tuition Rate Increase” with PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
With tuition increases at colleges and universities across the state, credit rates for the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) will increase September 1, which State Treasurer Rob McCord said today means only a few days remain for those who want to get the most “bang for their buck” when saving for higher education. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord Highlights Strong Year-End PA 529 College Savings Plan Performance; Urges Families to Save Before Credit Rates Jump September 1
Despite volatile conditions in a still-fragile economic recovery, State Treasurer Rob McCord yesterday told the Tuition Account Program Advisory Board that the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Plan enjoyed a solid year in 2010-2011 and is ramping up its efforts to help more students and families realize their dreams about higher education in the wake of state budget cuts and higher-than-average tuition inflation. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Kids Grow Up Fast, But Tuition Grows Faster; Keep Pace With PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
Pennsylvania families concerned with the rising cost of higher education have a tax-smart way to keep pace with tuition increases, according to State Treasurer Rob McCord – the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP). Treasurer McCord today urged parents to open a PA 529 GSP account – or contribute to an existing account – before August 31 to take advantage of last school year’s lower prices.
2010: Treasurer McCord Announces Record-Breaking Year for College Savings in Pennsylvania
Amidst continuing economic challenges, Pennsylvania families last year displayed a remarkable commitment to saving for their children’s future. These families invested more than $309.8 million in Pennsylvania's 529 College Savings Program, a 5% increase from 2009. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord to Pennsylvania Families: Save For College, Save On Taxes
‘Tis the season to be jolly and generous. It's also a great time to save tax dollars by giving a gift that lasts a lifetime: PA 529 contributions. Learn more...
Op-ed: Take Time Now to Plan for College, Reduce your Tax Bill
By Rob McCord, Pennsylvania's state treasurer
The year's end is quickly approaching, and most of us are planning - for the holidays, for work projects with a Dec. 31 deadline, and, I hope, for vacations. As state treasurer, I want to prompt you to make year-end plans that save you money, too. With Dec. 31 only weeks away, I want to remind you about a tax-savings strategy that has a phenomenal additional benefit - it helps your loved ones pay for college. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Invest In Your Child This Holiday Season – Save For Their Future Higher Education
Holiday gift catalogs may be glossy and tempting, but Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord reminds parents that there is one gift your child will never outgrow – financial help for college. McCord is urging families to open or contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 College Savings account for their children this holiday season. Learn more...
PA Treasurer Rob McCord Offers Incentive to Open an Account During College Savings Month
Children with a college savings account in their name are seven times more likely to attend college than those without, research shows. Joined by State Representative Steve Santarsiero and State Senator Andy Dinniman, Treasurer McCord celebrates “College Savings Month” by offering an incentive for Pennsylvania families to start saving now to help their families achieve their educational goals. Learn more...
One Out of Four PA Parents Aren’t Saving For Their Children’s Higher Education
Despite the fact that 100 percent of polled Pennsylvania parents say their children are likely to attend some form of higher educational institution, one-fourth are not currently saving for their child’s higher education. Learn more...
PA Treasurer McCord To Parents: Add College Savings To Back-To-School Shopping List – and Beat Rate Increase
Attention back-to-school shoppers! Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord today announced a “sale” on one of Pennsylvania’s two 529 college savings plans. Families that contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan account before September 1, 2010, will receive the 2009-2010 academic year’s lower rates. After that date, credit prices may rise due to increases in tuition rates. Learn more...
PA Treasurer Rob McCord Lowers Fees on Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan
Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord today announced that he is lowering the annual fees charged for the Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan by as much as 30 percent. Over 58,000 accounts will benefit. Learn more... | FAQ
Treasurer Rob McCord To PA Families: Start Saving for College and Save $50
According to Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord, the weeks leading up to May 29 – which has been designated as “529 College Savings Day” – are a great, cost-cutting time to start saving for college. "Sign up for the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP)," said Treasurer McCord, "and you will do more than keep pace with tuition inflation – you’ll also receive free enrollment – a $50 savings." Learn more...
PA Treasurer Rob McCord: Pennsylvania’s 529 College Savings Program
Rises to $2 Billion in Total Investments
Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord today announced that, for the first time ever, Pennsylvania's 529 College Savings Program – which is run by the State Treasurer's office – reached the $2 billion milestone in total assets saved and invested.
Reap Tax Benefits While Saving For Your Child’s Education: Invest Tax Refund In Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord has a great idea for families expecting a tax refund – open a Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan! Using a tax refund to open or contribute to an existing Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) allows parents to save for their children’s education, reduce their state taxable income in 2010, and enjoy tax free growth of this money. Learn more...
Treasurer McCord: Give your child the gift that will last a lifetime – education!
Video games and Barbie dolls might fill your child’s wish list this holiday season, but Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord encouraged parents to also give a gift that lasts a lifetime – the gift of education – by starting or contributing to a Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program account. This year, the McCord Treasury is offering the Ugift service for account holders, a free and easy way for family and friends to give one of the most meaningful gifts your child may ever receive – financial help with future higher education. Learn more...