Saving for Your Kid's College? Here's A Program That May Help
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Do you have a kid or grandchild that
you want to help with college?
The Nebraska treasurer's office has
launched a new online program to help parents and grandparents learn the
benefits of its state-sponsored college-savings program.
Treasurer Don Stenberg announced the
program on Tuesday.
The free, interactive program on the
state treasurer's website seeks to answer common questions about the Nebraska
Educational Savings Trust.
Nebraska is the second state to launch
such a program. The first was Tennessee, earlier in the year.
Stenberg says the program is part of a
broader effort by his office to promote financial literacy and share
information about tax-advantaged 529 college-savings plans.
As treasurer, Stenberg serves as
trustee for the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust. The program has more than
$3 billion in assets, with 206,000 accounts nationwide. More than 58,000 of the
accounts have Nebraska owners.