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Back-to-School Made Easier: Tips for Starting Out Right

Before you know it, the sound of ringing bells will be heard in schools across South Carolina, marking the beginning of a new school year. Here are a few tips parents can follow to help themselves — and their kids — prepare.

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PalmettoBaby 2019

All babies born in South Carolina on 5/29/19 may be eligible for a privately-funded $529 grant in celebration of National 529 Day! Parents have until 8/30/19 to apply.

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As South Carolina State Treasurer, one of my top priorities continues to be helping our children achieve success. That’s why I am proud to administer the Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan, working in partnership with Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Future Scholar gives South Carolina’s children a path to fulfilling their college dreams.

Sponsored by the State of South Carolina and administered by the State Treasurer’s Office, Future Scholar is the smart, easy way to save for college. When South Carolina taxpayers save with the Plan, they enjoy federal and state tax benefits and low fees. What’s more, Future Scholar is recognized as an industry leader in performance. Over the years, it has consistently received high rankings from Morningstar Fund Research and Savingforcollege.com.

The value of a college education is undeniable, and we know families benefit when they have an investment vehicle to help maximize their hard-earned savings. Future Scholar offers a way to grow savings now to meet college expenses when that important time comes. I encourage you to learn more about Future Scholar. Rankings information can be found by visiting Savingforcollege.com.


Curtis Loftis
State Treasurer
State of South Carolina