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CollegeChoice 529 Plans Launches Faces of 529 Day Contest, May 29th

Kelly Mitchell

Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell is announcing the CollegeChoice Faces of 529 Day Contest to celebrate National College Savings Plan Day on May 29. CollegeChoice 529 will award one winner with a $529 CollegeChoice account contribution for sharing a photo with a caption of who they are saving for during the month of May.

To enter the contest, a participant must upload a photo of their beneficiary with a caption and complete the form at www.collegechoicedirect.com/529day by 11:59 p.m. on May 29. One individual will be randomly selected from all eligible entries to win a $529 CollegeChoice 529 account deposit.

“Faces of 529 Day is an opportunity to put the focus on our beneficiaries of all ages,” said program Executive Director Marissa Rowe. “Each year, we receive great photos and captions, and we cannot wait to award the $529 account deposit to a family. Not a photographer? Don’t worry – the winner is selected at random.”

CollegeChoice 529 provides families with flexibility and choice when it comes to saving for education after high school. Funds can be used at any eligible school or qualified apprenticeship program, both in- and out-of-state. Accounts grow tax-deferred and distributions are tax-free as long as the money is withdrawn to pay for qualified education expenses like tuition, books, computers, equipment, and fees.

Indiana taxpayers may also be eligible for an annual state income tax credit of 20 percent of contributions to their CollegeChoice 529 accounts, worth up to $1,000 each year ($500 for married couples filing separately).

For full contest rules and to enter, visit www.collegechoicedirect.com/529day. For more information about CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans, visit www.collegechoicedirect.com/plans.

CollegeChoice 529 is Indiana’s tax-advantaged 529 education savings program and is offered and administered by the Indiana Education Savings Authority, a state government quasi-agency and board chaired by Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell. CollegeChoice 529 includes the Direct, Advisor, and CD Plans and has more than $6.6 billion in assets under management in over 417,000 accounts as of March 31, 2022. To learn more or enroll in CollegeChoice Direct, call 1.866.485.9415 or visit www.collegechoicedirect.com. To learn more or enroll in CollegeChoice CD, call 1.888.913.2885 or visit www.collegechoicecd.com. To learn more about CollegeChoice Advisor, contact your financial advisor, call 1.866.485.9413, or visit www.collegechoiceadvisor529.com. These Disclosure Booklets include information on investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses, and should be read and considered carefully before investing.

Indiana taxpayers are eligible for a state income tax credit of 20% of contributions to a CollegeChoice 529 account, up to $1,000 credit per year ($500 for married couples filing separately). This credit may be subject to recapture from the account owner (not the contributor) in certain circumstances, such as rollovers to another state’s 529 plan, federal nonqualified withdrawals, withdrawals used to pay elementary or secondary school tuition for a school outside of Indiana, or qualified education loan repayments as described in the applicable Disclosure Booklet.