The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office reminds Nevada families that the deadline to apply for the Silver State Matching Grant is July 31. The applicant must be current SSGA Upromise 529 account owners, and have a household adjusted gross income that doesn’t exceed $74,999.
The Silver State Matching Grant Program allows eligible Nevada residents who are saving for higher education with a SSGA Upromise 529 Plan to be considered for a matching grant of up to $300 per calendar year, up to a lifetime maximum of $1,500 over five years.
“Saving for college can be daunting,” said Grant Hewitt, Chief of Staff. “We want to help families ease that burden by utilizing available plans and programs, like the Silver State Matching Grant.”
To qualify for the Silver State Matching Grant Program, both the applicant and beneficiary must be Nevada residents, must be a SSGA Upromise account holder, and the beneficiary must be 13-years-old or younger as of December 31, 2017, and household income must not exceed $74,999. Those interested in applying can do so online by visiting Nevadas529.com under “Nevada Benefits”. The application must be completed before July 31.
“Make sure to apply by the July 31st deadline in order to be considered for this program,” Hewitt said.
Other plans offered by the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office include the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program, Nevada College Kick Start, SSGA Upromise 529 Plan, Putnam 529 for America, Wealthfront 529 Plan, the Vanguard 529 Plan and the USAA 529 College Savings Plan.
To learn more about any of these programs, please visit www.NV529.org .