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Save extra cash for education at CollegeInvest 529 workshops

One factor can make children seven times more likely to attend college. That factor: Having a college savings account in their name. Upcoming workshops can show you how to start one. 

Employee Services will host workshops in collaboration with CollegeInvest, a nonprofit agency within the Colorado Department of Higher Education dedicated to decreasing student loan debt and giving families more opportunity to send their children to college. These talks give CU faculty and staff the opportunity to meet with professionals and discover the benefits of opening an account. Plus, CollegeInvest will contribute $25 to new accounts opened by workshop attendees. And lunch is provided.

These tax-advantaged college savings options let you contribute to a savings plan and watch it grow – whether it’s for a child, grandchild or yourself. Accounts are free to open with no annual fees and the freedom to deposit money as you see fit. You can even set up a direct deposit deduction, automatically setting aside a fixed amount every time you are paid.

Funds from a 529 savings account can be used for qualified educational expenses including tuition, laptops, room and board. The beneficiary can withdraw funds for any institution that accepts federal aid including public universities, community colleges and trade schools. 

Register today for a workshop:

Date Campus Location Time  
May 11 UCCS

University Center

Room 122





Noon - 1 p.m.

May 17 CU Boulder


Room 247

May 18 AMC

Education 2 North

P28 - 1308

May 23 CU System Office First Floor Conference Room Register
May 25 CU Denver

Student Commons Building

Room ACAD - 2504




Tiffany Schommer

Hello, will you be holding any of these events in the future?  I was out of town during the most recent talk.
Tiffany Schommer

Employee Services

Hello, Tiffany!
Yes, we will be holding additional campus workshops in the coming months. Be on the lookout for upcoming blog posts here in Work/Life. 
For additional information on CollegeInvest 529 accounts that may have been covered at the talks, here is the CollegeInvest website:

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