Bright Start Savings
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The value of a college education can’t be denied. But saving for college can be a challenge. And the choice of savings options can be
confusing. That’s why we’re pleased to present the Bright Start® College Savings Program.
Administered by Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, Bright Start is a qualified tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal
Revenue Code and is specifically designed to help you build your college savings. It is flexible and affordable – you can get started with just
$25. Earnings on account assets and qualified withdrawals are free from federal income taxes.1 Your investment can be used at eligible
So no matter what your financial situation, your investment experience, or your children’s ages, Bright Start can make saving for college easy
by giving you a powerful combination of benefits few other investment vehicles can offer.
To get started today simply click here.
1 Please note that the federal tax exemption on qualified withdrawals is due to expire on December 31, 2010, unless the law providing for the federal exemption is
This site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security which may be referenced herein. Such
offer or solicitation can be made only by the Program Disclosure Statement. The products and services referenced on this site are only available to U.S. residents. Terms
and Conditions. Privacy Statements.
If you are a resident of a state other than Illinois, and your home state offers a section 529 plan, that plan may offer state tax benefits to residents of the state that may
not be available to investors in Bright Start. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Bright Start is a registered service mark of the State of Illinois Treasurer's Office.