How to grow your savings.

Every dollar counts.

Saving just $20 a month can make a difference by helping your future student cover some of the cost of college and reduce future student loan debt. Here’s some more ways you can maximize your investment.

Recurring contributions are an easy way to save without much effort. You can set up contributions from your paycheck or directly from your personal bank account. 

Investing in a college savings plan has many intangible benefits, too. No matter what amount you start with, recurring contributions and earnings compound over time. As you save, your contributions and the earnings on past contributions can increase from market action. The sooner you start saving, the more time your savings can work for you.

Maximize your investment.

You have options to make your NEST 529 account work your way.

  • Automatic Investing Plan

    Choose to have a set amount funneled to your NEST 529 account. You can select the frequency. That may be every month, every quarter, or once a year. An automatic investing plan allows you the peace of mind to not have to mail a check each month. The funds can come directly out of your bank account, simplifying your savings process.

  • Lump Sum

    Contribute on your schedule and your comfort level with one-time deposits. You can make these contributions as often as you like. If your child receives birthday or holiday cash, consider depositing these gifts in your NEST 529 account.

  • Roll Over

    Roll funds from an out-of-state 529 plan into your NEST 529 account to keep all your funds in one place. And, Nebraska taxpayers can earn a Nebraska state income tax deduction when rolling over funds into their account.1

  • Payroll Direct Deposit

    Choose to have your contribution taken straight from your pay check each pay period. Check with your employer for availability.