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LOSFA Celebrates 529 Day!

What is 529 Day?

We want you to #GeauxSTARTSaving today!

Here is how you can win $529 during the month of May!

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


In Louisiana, tuition and fees for in-state students ranges upwards of $4,000 for community college, to $7,000-$9,000 for a four-year public college or university, per semester. 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 (LOSFA) is celebrating 529 DAY with a series of social media activities during the week of May 25-29.  The activities will focus on saving for college and the importance of a college education.  


Participants will have their names entered into a drawing to win $529 that will be deposited into a START account of their choice.  The winner will be announced on June 1!  Information about the campaign will be shared starting the week of May 11.

Use our hashtag #GeauxSTARTSaving for all social media posts.


Quick Tip: Click on the link below to visit our START website to brush up on some START facts that may help increase your chances of being our grand prize winner.  The winner will be announced on June 1!