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Important notice regarding withdrawals
In an effort to expedite the disbursement process and to ensure that your disbursement request can be processed and mailed to you as quickly as possible, please have the person the check is being payable to, such as the owner or beneficiary to click
to setup his/her vendor account or you may complete the W9 Cover Form along with an IRS W9 Form.
This is only needed once for a vendor to be setup unless there is a name or address change. Start will need to be notified of address or name changes so that this information can be updated in our system.
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.
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 receive a Louisiana State taxable deduction for START K12 accounts.
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