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START K12

The Louisiana Legislature has passed Act 687 which implements the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This Act provides for a new program called START K12 which will allows families to save for tuition expenses related to attendance at any Louisiana school that provides any or all of kindergarten through twelfth grade. Software development will be required to implement the new START K12 program. Since the software development will take some time, Act 687 contains a transition provision for calendar year 2018 ONLY. This provision will allow START Account Owners who had an account as of December 31, 2017, to make a one-time withdrawal up to $10,000 from their START accounts during 2018 to pay tuition expenses related to kindergarten through twelfth grade of the beneficiary of the existing START account. Disbursements may not be more than what was in the account as of December 31, 2017, and they may not exceed the current account balance.

If you are a START Account Owner and wish to request a disbursement for START K12 expenses for the 2018 calendar year, and meet the criteria in the above paragraph, please click here for the disbursement form.



Geaux Green:

Geaux Paperless with electronic statements. Your online statements are the same as your printed statement, except you get them faster and more securely!

How to set up Electronic Delivery:

    1.  Log into your START 529 account
    2.  Go to Account Update, select Electronic Delivery Agreement Online:

        A.  Electronic Delivery Agreement

        I elect to receive annual statements, newsletters and other correspondence from the START Saving Program as follows:

        ⊙  Electronic Delivery to the following E-Mail Address:

            Enter your current Email Address,
            Click Continue.

        B.  On the next screen: Electronic Delivery Agreement

            Select:  ⊠  I Agree
            Click Continue.






IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR TRADE DATE

Investment Option changes may be delayed if an intervening transaction, such as a deposit or a disbursement, occurs prior to the trade which accomplishes the requested change in investment.


The START Saving Program is Louisiana's 529 College Savings Plan, and is a great way to save for a child's college education. Click the links to the left of your screen to learn more about the program and to participate.

 

Louisiana's START Saving Program Recognized As Best Performing 529 Program in America Over Past Ten Years

SavingForCollege.com, a national College Saving Plan comparison website that publishes rankings each quarter, reported that Louisiana's START Savings Program ranked first for 10-year performance among all 529 plans in America. START was also ranked among the Top 10 State 529 plans for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year performance.



Supplement Number 3 to the 2011 Disclosure Booklet 6-1-14

Supplement Number 2 to the 2011 Disclosure Booklet 6-20-12

Supplement Number 1 to the 2011 Disclosure Booklet 6-7-11

START Disclosure Booklet Effective January 1, 2011

Important Information to Protect Your Child

College Savings Plans Network Dispels Top 10 Myths about 529 Plans




The Louisiana START Saving Program has received a
5 Cap Rating from savingforcollege.com,
that organization's highest ranking.

Click here to see the article.

 

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The following organizations
actively promote START:

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