Children and grandchildren grow up quickly. Get them started on the savings they’ll need for higher education by opening an account with the Bright Directions College Savings Program. By saving early, a small monthly amount has the potential to build over time.

Assumed Annual Return at 5%*

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*This hypothetical example illustrates the accumulation potential with a $2,500 initial investment and a monthly contribution plan at a 5% projected average annual return. The above example is based on projections and does not reflect your actual investment in the Bright Directions College Savings Program. If fees were included, the returns would be lower. Your actual results may be more or less.

The value of higher education is immeasurable, so don’t wait. With no minimum initial investment and no ongoing contribution requirement, it’s easy to start saving for college. Once you have an account set up, you can stay on top of saving for college by adjusting your savings amounts upward each year, periodically reviewing your investment strategies and goals, and including lump sum gifts such as a financial bonus from work or the extra money you’ll have if you pay off an existing loan. You or your friends and family can even use our gift coupons, gift certificates, and deposit slips to contribute as a gift for special occasions.