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Georgia kicks-Off College Savings Month Sweepstakes where eight children will win college savings contributions

Sep 05, 2019

ATLANTA—Georgia is once again joining states across the nation to promote the importance of saving for college by declaring September College Savings Month. In recognition of this proclamation and to further draw a spotlight on the need for families to make a financial plan for college, the Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia’s college savings plan, kicked-off The Path2College Sweepstakes.

The online sweepstakes will award eight Georgia children from across the state with a $1,529 Path2College 529 Plan contribution. A winner from each region in Georgia will be randomly selected from the entries. Regions include: Southwest Georgia, Metro Atlanta, Eastern Georgia, Western Georgia, Middle Georgia, Southeast Georgia, South Georgia, and North Georgia.*

“Education is one of the most important and biggest investments that people make, and we want to ensure that families understand the resources the state has made available to help them achieve their financial goals,” said Caylee Noggle, president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, which partners with the Office of the State Treasurer to administer the Path2College 529 Plan for the state of Georgia. “Our hope is that as families enter the sweepstakes online, they also take a few minutes to learn about the plan, calculate how much they can save, and start a financial plan towards the cost of a higher education.”

Parents, legal guardians and grandparents who are at least 21 years of age and a Georgia resident can enter a child age 18 or under who is a Georgia resident in the sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes, fill out the entry form on www.path2college529.com by November 1, 2019. For official rules and more information, visit www.Path2College529.com.

*Regional breakdown for winners:

Southwest Georgia: Dougherty, Mitchell, Lee, Terrell, Randolph, Calhoun, Quitman, Clay, Early, Baker, Miller, Worth, Seminole, Decatur, Grady, Colquitt, Sumter, Crisp, Turner and Tift Counties.

Atlanta Metro: Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Douglas, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Rockdale, Henry, Paulding, Cherokee, Forsyth and Newton Counties.

Eastern Georgia: Screven, Jenkins, Emanuel, Treutlen, Hancock, Columbia, Richmond, McDuffie, Lincoln, Wilkes, Warren, Glascock, Taliaferro, Johnson, Burke, Jefferson, Greene, Hart, Madison, Elbert, Oglethorpe, Clarke and Oconee Counties.

Western Georgia: Muscogee, Harris, Talbot, Taylor, Marion, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Webster, Schley, Troup, Meriwether, Pike, Heard, Spalding, Upson and Carroll Counties.

Middle Georgia: Bibb, Monroe, Lamar, Crawford, Peach, Houston, Twiggs, Jones, Macon, Wilkinson, Bleckley, Dooly, Pulaski, Dodge, Wilcox, Washington, Laurens, Jasper, Putnam, Baldwin and Butts Counties.

Southeast Georgia: Chatham, Effingham, Bulloch, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Long, Evans, Tattnall, Candler, Toombs, Wayne, Brantley, Glynn, Camden, Charlton, Montgomery and Wheeler Counties.

South Georgia: Thomas, Lowndes, Berrien, Cook, Brooks, Ben Hill, Irwin, Telfair, Jeff Davis, Coffee, Atkinson, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Ware, Appling, Bacon and Pierce Counties.

North Georgia: Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Polk, Haralson, Bartow, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, Union, Towns, Rabun, Habersham, White, Stephens, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Barrow, Franklin, Walton and Morgan Counties.

For more information about the Path2College 529 Plan, please visit www.Path2College.com or call (877) 424-4377.

To learn more about the Path2College 529 Plan, its investment objectives, tax benefits, risks, and costs please see the Disclosure Booklet at path2college529.com. Read it carefully. Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. Check with your home state to learn if it offers tax or other benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds or protection from creditors only available for investing in its own 529 plan. Consult your legal or tax professional for tax advice, including the impact of the new federal tax changes. If the funds aren't used for qualified higher education expenses, a 10% penalty tax on earnings (as well as federal and state income taxes) may apply.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributor and underwriter for the Path2College 529 Plan.

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