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Ninety-four thousand families have saved over $1.8 billion for future college expenses through Alabama’s CollegeCounts fund. The CollegeCounts 529 Fund is a higher education savings plan offered by the State of Alabama and is designed to allow families to save for college with tax advantages. “Every month, but especially September, we want to remind Alabama … Read the full article …

CollegeCounts, Alabama’s 529 Fund, will celebrate 5/29 day (May 29) with a fifth annual statewide giveaway focused on babies born between May 29, 2018 and May 29, 2019. CollegeCounts will randomly select 29 winners to receive $529 in contributions to an existing or newly opened CollegeCounts account. Beginning May 29, 2019 parents, grandparents and legal … Read the full article …

Alabama State Treasurer and PACT Board Chairman John McMillan announced that directors of the Alabama PACT (Prepaid Affordable College Tuition) Program approved a 7% increase to the current rate paid by the PACT Program for tuition and fees.  This increase is effective fall semester 2019. “We are able to protect and enhance account holder’s investments … Read the full article …

Alabama Treasurer John McMillan is joining a 27-state effort to address the student debt problem in a national campaign launching March 4. The aim of the campaign, dubbed “For Their Future Movement” and led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt and increase awareness of 529 college savings plans. “More … Read the full article …

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