Find out how the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) works to improve 529 plans at the federal and state level and serves as a clearinghouse for information among existing programs. CSPN also provides valuable networking opportunities for state officials seeking to improve state Section 529 college savings plans and in turn, help the youth of this nation attain their educational goals.
Section 529 college savings plans have been wildly successful in motivating parents to invest and save for a child's higher education expenses. Learn more about how these plans have come to be an important part of helping families and students achieve their dreams.
The College Savings Plans Network Executive Board is made up of state officials who have been elected by their peers to serve as the leadership team for the organization. Board members serve for one year terms and are elected by membership vote.
The College Savings Plans Network monitors federal legislative and regulatory activities and promotes legislation that will positively affect Section 529 college savings plans. Find out more about recent improvements that the network has worked on with members of Congress, the administration and the federal regulatory agencies.
College Savings Month
The College Savings Plans Network has been joined by the states and Congress in declaring September "College Savings Month". Learn more about the many activities held during September to recognize the importance of saving for college.
Members of the College Savings Plans Network convene annually to learn about active state college savings plans, review technical aspects of the programs, network with counterparts from other states, and review federal legislation that will impact programs. Learn more by reviewing conference presentation materials.
In 1991, the College Savings Plans Network formed as an affiliate to the National Association of State Treasurers. Learn more about this professional, nonpartisan organization that provides a forum for the exchange of information and significant developments in state finance.
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