Disbursement Notice:

In an effort to expedite the disbursement process and ensure that your request for disbursement can be processed and mailed to you as quickly as possible, if your disbursement will be made payable to either an Account Owner or Beneficiary, please complete the W9 Cover Form along with an IRS W9 Form.

 
COVID-19 Update

START Saving Program staff will be providing essential functions remotely in response to COVID-19.

For questions related to START or START K12, email start@la.gov. For additional information, follow @startsaving529programla on Facebook.

 
About START
The START Saving Program is an innovative college savings plan designed to help families contend with the growing costs of educating their children after high school.
 
START FAQs
Get the answers to START’s most frequently asked questions. Don’t see your questions? Contact us below.
 
START Expenses
Account funds may be used to pay: Qualified Higher Educational Expenses, which are limited to tuition, fees, books, supplies, equipment, room/board, and special needs for START accounts.
 
START Deposits
Deposits are deductible from the Louisiana State Taxable Income up to a maximum of $2,400 per year, per account, and any unused portion may be carried forward to subsequent tax years on individual returns. There is a lifetime maximum deposits of $500,000 combined accounts for each beneficiary.
 
About K12
The START K12 Program is an educational savings plan designed to help families save for tuition expenses related to attendance at an eligible Louisiana Elementary or Secondary school that provides kindergarten through twelfth grade.
 
K12 Expenses
Qualified Education Expenses, are limited to tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at a Louisiana Elementary or Secondary Schools. Maximum annual withdrawals up to $10,000.
 
K12 Deposits
Deposits are limited to a lifetime maximum of $180,000 combined accounts for each beneficiary. Deposits do not receive a Louisiana State taxable deduction for START K12 accounts.
 

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