On December 22, 2017, the president signed new tax legislation into law. We're working on updating our website to reflect the new U.S. tax laws. In the meantime, the website may not address the changes. The legislation includes several new provisions related specifically to 529 plan accounts. We'll provide more information as additional details about the effects of the tax bill become clear. We encourage you to consult a qualified tax advisor about your personal situation.
"When I learned about the GIFT Arkansas 529 Plan, my wife and I immediately set up accounts for our children. What a great resource that has been! It is easy and affordable, and the option for extended family members to contribute is a tremendous benefit." – Senator Johnny Key, Arkansas Department of Education Director, Little Rock, AR
"I can say from personal experience that the 529 College Investing Plan is a great deal. I opened an account for my granddaughter. It is not an overnight thing, but if you start young enough, then when college time comes, the money is there to go to college and graduate debt-free. It's just a fantastic deal!" – Jack Treat, Marshall, AR
"My wife and I started with Arkansas' 529 program soon after our first child was born. I originally invested in another state's 529, but rolled the assets over to Arkansas' 529 when it began offering Vanguard mutual funds. We now have two children and couldn't be happier with the program or its investment options. We also like the fact the program continues to innovate with services like Ugift while also maintaining excellent one-on-one customer support." – Todd Smith, Farmers Bank & Trust, Magnolia, AR
"The GIFT Arkansas 529 Plan has allowed us a real way of guaranteeing the most important "gift" we can give to our son; the financial means to support his access to a college education. The ease of setup, high quality management, remarkably low fees, and associated reward programs have allowed us to make the most of our contributions. GIFT Arkansas has removed all the complexities from the investment strategies and allowed us to focus on the pride of watching his college savings grow with him. More than that, GIFT Arkansas has been our partner in ensuring that we can keep a promise we, as parents, made when we were blessed with the birth of our son. Thanks to the GIFT Arkansas our son will have the opportunity to earn his college degree." – Chris Thomason, Chancellor, UACCH
"When my son was born I wanted to invest in a college savings plan that would allow me to help pay for my son's college. I wanted it to be secure but also allow me the flexibility to diversify my investments. I learned about Arkansas Gift 529 and this was the exact plan that I was looking for. The website is very account owner friendly and allows me to manage my account without any hassle. I have been an Arkansas Gift 529 account owner since 2005." – Dennis Forrest, Marion, AR