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What Can I do if I Receive a Refund from an Eligible Educational Institution?

Check out the many things you can do if you receive a refund from an Eligible Educational Institution for Qualified Higher Education Expenses that were paid from money withdrawn from your Account.

2020-05-14T09:45:14-05:00April 14th, 2020|

Apply For a 2020 CollegeCounts Scholarship Before the February 27 Deadline

The mission of CollegeCounts is to help you and your family set up a manageable, successful college savings plan to help your children reach all their career goals. But we enjoy giving students a more direct boost as well.

In fact, our annual CollegeCounts Scholarship has awarded more than $1 million to […]

2020-02-11T13:26:13-06:00February 11th, 2020|

CollegeCounts 529 Partners With McWane Science Center in Birmingham

A new year presents new opportunities—for both students and parents.

CollegeCounts 529 is excited to embark on a new adventure in 2020! If you’re a parent or grandparent in Birmingham, or if you visit the Magic City often, we think you might be pretty excited too.

We are pleased to announce that CollegeCounts has partnered with the […]

2020-01-27T09:28:25-06:00January 21st, 2020|

Take Advantage of 2019 Tax Benefits Before the December 31st Deadline

There are all kinds of advantages to saving with CollegeCounts, but one of the most significant is the generous tax benefits you may be able to receive.

And while the holiday season is at the top of our minds right now, tax season is not far behind.

That means you only have a […]

2019-11-27T08:29:01-06:00December 2nd, 2019|

Give the Gift of a CollegeCounts Contribution for Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Giving gifts during the holiday season can be a joyful activity. But it can be more than a little bit frustrating—especially if you wait until the last minute.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to buy your loved ones. Sometimes you end up buying something they don’t need. Or worse, something they already have.

This year, CollegeCounts […]

2019-11-11T10:51:11-06:00November 11th, 2019|

National 529 Campaign’s ‘Roadmap For Their Future’ Offers Grade-By-Grade Guidance

Sometimes planning ahead is easier said than done—especially when you’re talking about planning for college expenses when you have a newborn or toddler.

Most parents, especially younger parents, aren’t saving for their children’s college education as much as they could be. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by the […]

2019-11-11T10:49:26-06:00November 11th, 2019|

We’re Celebrating College Savings Month in September and Financial Planning Month In October

It seems like every day, week, or month is “National Something Day,” doesn’t it? Whether it’s eating a cheeseburger or hugging a stranger, there’s a celebration for everything.

But sometimes those occasions can be helpful reminders. And these next couple months are exactly that when it comes to saving for college.

September is College Savings Month, which […]

2019-09-24T09:37:17-05:00September 24th, 2019|

CollegeCounts Annual Scholarships Provide More Than $6 Million for Alabama Students

Saving with a 529 plan is one of the best ways to help your children pay for college. But it’s not the only way.

CollegeCounts is proud to help students get a head start on their college education. Over the last seven years, we have provided more than $6 million in scholarships to deserving students right […]

2019-09-10T14:26:35-05:00September 5th, 2019|

Put Your Savings to Good Use After Alabama’s Tax Holiday Weekend

When you’re discussing your favorite holidays, you might end up with a pretty long list. No matter the reason for the season, chances are you’ve made some unforgettable memories with your family year after year.

Here at CollegeCounts, we like to shine a spotlight on one of the more underrated holidays in our state: Alabama’s […]

2019-07-17T08:30:04-05:00July 17th, 2019|

Teach Your Kids About Careers with the CollegeCounts 529 Summer Reading Program

Summer’s always the best time to get lost in a good book, isn’t it?

Whether your children are blazing through their required reading lists or seeking out new books on their own, having all day and night to read at leisure is truly one of the gifts we take for granted when we’re young.

But they won’t […]

2019-07-12T08:17:58-05:00July 12th, 2019|