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Kentucky KESP announces changes

Effective February 25, Kentucky KESP will be renamed KY Saves 529. The plan will be managed by Ascensus, offer lower fees and a new investment lineup.

Virginia lowers Prepaid529 costs

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation that lowers the price of Prepaid529 college savings plans. The current cost of an eight-semester contract is set to be lowered by more than $3,000 by the Republican-led measure.

California launches second annual matching grant program

State Treasurer Fiona Ma has announced the second year of the Matching Grant Program offered through ScholarShare 529. Starting February 1, the 2019 Matching Grant Program will offer eligible families a dollar-for-dollar match in contributions of up to $200 to those who apply and open new accounts. Families can also receive a $25 bonus for establishing a monthly automatic contribution plan of $25 or more.

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