PA 529 has partnered with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to host two webinars in May. One will focus on finding scholarships for kids of any age, including those currently in college and the other will highlight the federal financial aid process.
Join the PA 529 College Savings Program and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for to discuss and explore scholarship opportunities for students!
Learn the do's and don'ts of scholarship searching, different types of scholarships, and helpful websites. It's never too early or too late to find free money to help with the cost of higher education.
Financial Aid/FSA ID
Join the PA 529 College Savings Program and PHEAA to learn about Financial Aid from the comfort of your home! Participants will learn how to apply for financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards and low-cost federal student and parent loans. Additionally, the new FSA ID will be discussed. Participants will also be briefed on Pennsylvania-specific aid programs, as well as the importance of minimizing student loan debt.
Saving for College Isn't Impossible...All You Need is a Plan
The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program has the plan you need. The program offers two plans and many investment options that have helped over 175,000 families of all income levels answer one of their biggest financial concerns- how to afford college.
A few of the topics you’ll hear about include: How you can save for college and save on your Pennsylvania income taxes, how you can avoid paying any federal or state income taxes on your college savings growth, how you can save for college with little impact on your chances for financial aid, how you can save for a semester of college today and cover a semester in the future no matter when or how much tuition has gone up in the meantime, and how saving can be made easy.
Join the PA 529 College Savings Program and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a financial aid completion webinar! Participants will learn step by step tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards and low-cost federal student and parent loans for almost all post-secondary schools across the nation! Additionally, the new FSA ID will be discussed.
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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.
The HR Office as a Financial Resource: Implementing College Savings as a Voluntary Benefit
This webinar provides HR Professionals with an overview of the PA 529 College Savings Program and its PA 529 at Work outreach, while providing 1.25 hours of HRCI Pre-Approved CE credit. The presentation covers the current landscape of college affordability, why a college education is important, and how employers can support employees that want to save in the same manner as a retirement account. Offering a 529 plan as part of an existing benefit package is simple and inexpensive because the employer's role is usually limited to employee education and payroll deduction arrangements.
The PA 529 College Savings Program is a no-cost, easy to implement voluntary benefit administered by the PA Treasury Department. Learn how we can help your company develop a plan to implement this voluntary benefit to employees, assist your HR/Payroll department with a tailored communications plan, and answer any questions your employees may have. The PA 529 at Work outreach team is available to provide your workplace with information on the benefits and best ways to save for college with the PA 529 College Savings Program, including direct deposit programs.
The presentation covers the following topics in greater detail:
- The benefits of saving for college with a 529 plan
- How to implement the PA 529 at Work program in the workplace.
- Resources available to support the program roll-out
- How to teach staff about opening a 529 account and payroll deduction
Learn about the PA 529 at Work and how you can enhance your company’s benefits package with the PA 529 College Savings Program. You may also learn more by emailing PA529@patreasury.gov or by calling 717.772.5000. Find additional resources at www.PA529.com.
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.