If you're planning a special event, seminar, fair or other educational initiative and you would like to invite a PA 529 College Savings Program Representative to speak about Pennsylvania's two state-sponsored 529 plans, please call 1-800-440-4000 or email pa529@patreasury.gov.

If you would like instead to provide literature to your attendees about the PA 529 College Savings Program, please call and we'll send you our marketing collateral that help add value to your event.

If you are a member of the media and wish to learn more about the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program, or to schedule an interview with Treasurer Reese, please contact the Office of Communications at 717-787-2991 or news@patreasury.gov.

Press Releases

Pennsylvanians Can Now Send State Tax Refunds Directly to a PA 529 College Savings Account


PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that, for the first time, Pennsylvanians can deposit their state income tax refund directly into an existing, tax-exempt Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program account. With the new option, all or a portion of a refund can be sent to one or multiple accounts.

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Still Time to Save on Pennsylvania Taxes with a PA 529 College Savings Account


Pennsylvania Treasurer Timothy Reese today reminds Pennsylvanians there is still time to reduce 2016 state taxes by saving for higher education with the Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program. Open or contribute to a PA 529 account by December 31 to receive the advantages of a state income tax deduction and federal gift tax exclusion.

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PA Residents: Forget the Tie, Ugly Sweater or Socks and Give the Gift of Education this Holiday Season!


As the holiday shopping season officially gets underway this Black Friday, shoppers seeking the perfect gift should consider the PA Treasury Department’s tax-advantaged 529 College Savings Program. Pennsylvania residents can save $50 off enrollment fees and enter to win a $529 college savings account!

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Strong Financial Performance Results in Lower Fees for PA 529 College Savings Program


Pennsylvania’s 529 College Savings Program continues to perform strongly, leading Treasurer Timothy A. Reese to waive third quarter account maintenance fees for all PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) account owners. Treasury will also return all account maintenance fees paid in the previous year to account owners with a balance of $25 who register by September 30 to have their account statements electronically delivered.

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Save Now! Contribute to a PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan Before Tuition Rates Rise on September 1


Pennsylvania Treasurer Timothy Reese today reminded Pennsylvanians to open a new, or contribute to an existing, Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) account by August 31, 2016 to beat the annual September 1 credit rate increases set by colleges and universities. GSP contributions received on or after September 1 use the higher credit rates.

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As “529 Day” Approaches, Pennsylvania’s 529 College Savings Program Reaches Important Milestones


One of the best ways to save money for college is with a 529 college savings account, such as the plans offered through the Pennsylvania Treasury—the Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) and the Investment Plan (IP). Both plans continue to perform well: The GSP is almost 110 percent funded and the IP recently surpassed 100,000 accounts and reached an all-time high of 1.9 billion dollars in assets and future savings for higher education by Pennsylvania families.

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PA Treasury to Host Free Webinars on Personal Finance


The Pennsylvania Treasury is joining with partners in the public and private sectors to host a free, five-part webinar series to help Pennsylvanians learn more about a variety of financial planning topics during America Saves Week, February 22 – 27. Topics covered include how to make a budget, create a savings plan, manage debt, plan for retirement and save for higher education. Additionally, to help Pennsylvanians get on the path of saving for college, Treasury is offering free enrollment in the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan – a $50 savings – with the enrollment code ASW2016.

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The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program sponsors two plans - the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) and the PA 529 Investment Plan (IP). The guarantee of the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan is an obligation of the GSP Fund, not the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any state agency. Before investing in either plan, please carefully read that plan's disclosure statement to learn more about that plan including investment objectives, risks, fees, and tax implications.

If you are not a Pennsylvania taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in that state's qualified tuition program.