Upcoming Webinars

College Savers

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Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program

The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two plans and many investment options that have helped over 150,000 families of all income levels answer one of their biggest financial concerns - how to afford college. Learn about 529 plan basics, including the tax benefits, financial aid impact, and setting savings goals and have your questions answered by one of our Program Specialists.


Creating a Lasting Legacy for Your Loved Ones

A 529 college savings plan isn't only for parents! Family members – whether they are grandparents, aunts, or uncles – can open a 529 plan to help fund a child's future higher education AND enjoy important benefits.


Show Me the Money: November is National Scholarship Month!

Calling all athletes, mathletes, and everyone in between: the scholarship application season is about to commence!

Scholarships are a form of student financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded by foundations, philanthropists, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and colleges to help students pay for college. While some scholarships are awarded for academic merit, many others may focus on artistic or athletic talent or other personal characteristics. There are even a variety of unusual scholarships based on more obscure talents such as duck calling or playing marbles!

With this webinar, you'll learn tips and tricks for researching and applying for scholarships and ways to maximize your chances of winning a scholarship. An expert from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will lead the presentation and will be available to answer questions.

Account Owners

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Using Your Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan Account
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PA 529 GSP Account Owners: Learn how to lower your fees by as much as 20%
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PA 529 IP Account Owners: Learn how to lower your fees and avoid paying the annual account maintenance fee
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Using Your Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan Account
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Employers

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Enhancing Your Employee Benefits through the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program

Join Pennsylvania Treasury's college savings experts to help your organization enhance its suite of benefits while addressing one of the major financial concerns your employees may have. The PA 529 College Savings Program's is a no-cost, easy-to-implement benefit.

Financial Industry

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An Advisor's Guide to the PA 529 College Savings Program - Earn 1.00 hour CFP© continuing education credit

Saving for college has become difficult for many families. As a financial professional, you can provide families and clients with the important information needed to help make college more affordable and accessible for their loved ones.

Webinar topics will include the benefits and basics of the PA 529 College Savings Program, the difference between the PA 529 GSP & PA 529 IP, additional support offerings for financial professionals, and much more.

As a pre-approved program with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., 1.00 hours of continuing education will be available to CFP© professionals who participate.

For more information or to schedule a webinar, please call 717-772-5000 or email us at PA529@patreasury.gov.

Archived Webinars

Using Your Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan Account

You've saved for higher education. Now learn which expenses are qualified, and how to make payments.

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 GSP 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.