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    Find out what 529 plans across the country are doing to celebrate 5-29 Day on May 29, 2014.

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    Total investment by American families in 529 plans has reached a record level of $227.07 billion. In 2013, total assets in 529 plans grew by $36.4 billion dollars.

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Don’t Let Scholarship Prospects Derail 529 Savings

By Lisa Groen
Senior Writer, Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)
August 28, 2014

Andres, a junior at University of Nebraska Omaha, played soccer from the time he could walk, eventually earning his way onto a soccer club’s premier team. His father shuttled him to and from games around their home state of Utah, and to summer tournaments in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.

By the time Andres began playing varsity soccer in high school, he had his sights set on a college soccer scholarship. Though his parents had invested a lot of time and money into their son’s sport, they knew his chances were slim. They never counted on a scholarship. They had opened a 529 college savings account when he was a toddler, and contributed to it regularly. They cheered for him from the stands, and hoped for the best.

Andres got lucky.  

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