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5 Steps to Saving for Your Child's Education Plan

5 Steps to Saving for Your Child's Education Plan Wednesday, April 27, 2022

As a parent, you want to ensure your child has the opportunities in life that will bring them joy and success, whatever that looks like to your family. And while they’re still in diapers, you might already be thinking about the moments when they’ll be leaving home to attend college, a trade school, or pursuing an apprenticeship. You know that opening up an education tuition savings plan can help make those dreams a reality and could help your child avoid graduating with debt. Perhaps you have read the articles, maybe even looked up some resources…..and yet, the actual task of opening one up can seem lengthy and daunting.

Join PEPS and Washington’s College Savings Plan (WA529) for an online presentation and discussion on the decisions and steps families can take to start saving for a child’s education tuition fund.

Come for the information, stay for the questions and conversation! 

Door Prize! WA529 will be giving out two (2) $50 Gift of College gift cards as a contribution toward your College Savings Plan! To be eligible, be sure to stay to the end of the presentation and two attendees will be randomly selected.

Event Details

What: An online presentation and discussion with Jackie Ferrado, the Community Relations Manager at Washington’s College Savings Plan (WA529), on the 5 steps to opening and contributing to an education tuition savings plan in Washington State. There will be an opportunity to get your questions answered by Jackie, too!

Who: This event is for parents with a child of any age.

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 7 - 8 pm.

Cost: This event is free. A huge thank you to our sponsors and donors who make it possible for PEPS to offer free events like this to our community!

Where: In the comfort of your own home. Live captioning will be provided.

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Questions? Call PEPS at (206) 547-8570 or email us at

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Jackie Ferrado from WA529 is wearing a black long sleeve top and is shown smiling into the camera Washington’s 529 College Savings Plans (WA529) help families save for higher education expenses. With tax benefits, flexible contribution options and nationwide choice of colleges, it’s easy to start saving today. To learn more, visit the WA529 site or call 1.800.955.2318 with questions on GET or 1.844.529.5845 with questions on DreamAhead.

Jackie Ferrado is the Community Relations Manager for the Washington 529 College Savings Plans (WA529). She has represented the program and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) for more than 20 years, presenting information, developing partnerships, and fostering community relationships to provide information and resources to families about college savings and early preparation.

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