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5 Steps to Saving for Your Child's Education Plan

5 Steps to Saving for Your Child's Education Plan

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 for 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 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 College Savings Plans (WA529) for an online presentation and discussion on the decisions and steps families can take to start saving for a child’s education.

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

Door Prize! WA529 will be giving away 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, Associate Director of Community Engagement at Washington College Savings Plans (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, March 27, from 7 - 8:15 pm

CostThis workshop is offered at no cost to attendees thanks to our generous PEPS donors and supporters who make it possible for PEPS to offer free events like this to our community. Please consider showing your support for PEPS and make a gift online

Where: In the comfort of your own space! This event is being offered virtually. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link and password. Live captioning will be provided. 

Please contact us if there are additional accommodations that would help you engage in this event!

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Washington College Savings Plan - the Guaranteed Education Tuition Program and the DreamAhead College Investment Plan

Jackie Ferrado from WA529 is wearing a black long sleeve top and is shown smiling into the camera Washington 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 Associate Director of Community Engagement for 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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