Balloons529 Day is a national event celebrating saving for college and the benefits of 529 college savings plans. It always occurs on or around May 29th (5/29). Have you started saving for college? If not, you can learn more about how to begin through the different ways we’re celebrating 529 Day this month. And if you’re already saving for college, we’ll be offering tips and strategies to help you stay motivated and save even more. View our list below and celebrate with us.

  • On Tuesday, May 30th, Governor Charlie Baker will be reading to children at a Start U.Reading event at Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen at 10:00 a.m. He’ll be joined by Winnie the Pooh. All families are welcome to come hear a story and learn more about saving for college. No registration is required.
  • We’ll be holding our first Facebook Live event on Friday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. on The Importance of Saving for CollegeJoin us to learn how starting to save for college early can benefit your family, and the different ways to get your child involved in the process.
  • Be sure to follow us closely on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn over the next few weeks. We’ll be sharing key tips on how to increase your college savings, and the many benefits of the Massachusetts college savings plans.

As always, our college planning experts will be standing by ready to answer your questions and provide key guidance on saving for college. You can reach out to us by phone at (800) 449-MEFA (6332) or by email at info@mefa.org. We can’t wait to help your family plan for a successful academic future.