National 529 Day

We want you to #GeauxSTARTSaving today!

Here’s how you can be our $529 Grand Prize Winner, or win $29 deposited to a START Account of your choice!

What is 529 Day?

529 Day (May 29th) is recognized as the National 529 College Savings Plan Day! Paying for college takes some planning.

Paying for college takes some planning. In Louisiana, the cost of attendance for an in-state student for the 2019-2020 school year ranged upwards of $20,000 for the community and technical college system and into $30,000 for some public four-year institutions.

With the cost of a college education continually rising, it is no longer practical for parents to solely depend on family income to cover post-secondary expenses. Did you know that the Louisiana START 529 College Savings Plan is a big help when it comes to paying for college and comes with state tax benefits and earning enhancements? If you want to learn more about these benefits, visit the START Savings website and START saving today!

How will we celebrate 529 Day?

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance is celebrating 529 DAY with a series of social media activities throughout the month. The activities will focus on saving for college and the importance of a college education.  Throughout the month of May, instructions for various social media activities will be posted on the START Saving Program’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The first five people to submit a college and savings video or college drawing will receive a prize of $29 that will be deposited into a START account of their choice. Participants in all activities will have their names entered into a drawing. The grand prize winner will receive $529 deposited to a START Account. The winner will be announced on June 1!

Use our hashtag #GeauxSTARTSaving for all social media posts.

529 Month of Activities

  • FAMILY WEEK (May 3-7)
  • MONDAY – Beneficiary/Testimony Post
  • TUESDAY- Upromise Collaboration
  • WEDNESDAY- Scavenger Hunt
  • THURSDAY- Fun Fact/Tip
  • FRIDAY- Social Media Poll
  • FUTURE LEADERS (May 10-14)
  • MONDAY- Career Cards/Career Dress-Up
  • TUESDAY – Upromise Collaboration
  • WEDNESDAY- Kid Videos (Questions about College & Saving)
  • THURSDAY- Fun Fact/Tip
  • FRIDAY – Social Media Poll
  • DESIGN YOUR FUTURE (May 17-21)
  • MONDAY- Fun Fact/Tip of the day
  • TUESDAY- Upromise Collaboration
  • WEDNESDAY- Draw Your Future College
  • THURSDAY- Fun Fact/Tip
  • FRIDAY- Social Media Poll
  • MONDAY-Fun Fact/Tip of the day
  • TUESDAY- Upromise Collaboration
  • WEDNESDAY- Summer Reading Campaign (June-August) THURSDAY- Fun Fact/Tip
  • FRIDAY- Social Media Poll

Click the button on the right to download the Career Card worksheet.