Saving for College With VHEIP

Vermont's 529 College Savings Plan


Now is the perfect time to open a Vermont 529 college savings account or invite friends and family to contribute to college savings. You can add to an account you own or give a gift to another person's account. Plus, Vermont taxpayers can get a Vermont income tax credit as they save for a child or loved one's education.

How does the new federal tax law impact 529 accounts?

The federal tax act of 2017, signed into law in December, includes provisions related to 529 plan accounts, beginning with the 2018 tax year. Read about the current details at VSAC, as administrator of the Vermont 529 plan, will provide more information as specifics about the Vermont income tax effects are clarified during the 2018 legislative session.


VHEIP offers tax advantages.

The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan is the only college savings program that qualifies for a 10% Vermont state income tax credit on annual contributions (up to $250 per child per account, or $500 per child for joint tax filers). Contributions made by a Vermont taxpayer to any VHEIP account are eligible.


Start saving with just $25.

For most families, saving enough to pay for the costs of higher education can seem overwhelming. But with a little planning, funding a college education can be easier to achieve than you might think. With Vermont's state-sponsored 529 college savings plan you can open an account with just $25 to start or give any amount as a gift.




… is administered by VSAC for the state of Vermont

... has a low minimum contribution; open an account with just $25! Research shows that students from families who save even small amounts for education are three times more likely to go on to and complete college or other training.

... savings can be used at eligible higher education institutions throughout the U.S.—as well as many schools in Canada and around the world

... savings can be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and education expenses for students with special needs

… is the only 529 college savings plan that offers a Vermont state income tax credit on annual contributions

… gifts can be made to another person's VHEIP account. You do not have to own a VHEIP account to give a gift for a child or loved one. Learn more. Plus, gifts made by a Vermont taxpayer into any VHEIP account are eligible for the Vermont state income tax credit.