Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) Connecticut State Treasurer
529 Day

Get $50 when you open a CHET 529 college savings plan account with $50*

Celebrate education on 529 Day and start saving now!

Open a CHET 529 account between May 28 and May 31, 2019, with a minimum $50 deposit and enroll in the Automatic Contribution Plan at $25 each month for six months – and we will add $50 to your account.

And, as a Connecticut taxpayer, you could enjoy additional state tax benefits.

Benefits of a CHET 529 College Savings Plan:

  1. Tax Advantages Provide Growth Opportunity
    Your earnings, if any, are free from federal income tax when used for qualified expenses. In the meantime, your contributions are reinvested automatically so your account can grow more than a taxable account over the same period. Learn more.

    Benefits of Tax-Free Growth: Taxable = $46,788, Tax-Free = $54,958 over 18 years

    State Income Tax Information
    In addition to federal tax benefits, there are state tax benefits as well. For CHET, tax treatment is as follows:
    Contributions are deductible for Connecticut income tax purposes up to $5,000 per year for a single return or $10,000 per year for a joint return. If you exceed this amount, you can carry over the excess amount for the five taxable years following the deduction. An incoming rollover from another qualified tuition program does not qualify as contribution for income tax purposes.
    Earnings, Qualified Withdrawals and outgoing Rollovers are not subject to state income tax. Connecticut tax benefits related to CHET are available only to Connecticut tax payers. You should talk to a qualified advisor about how Connecticut tax provisions affect your circumstances.

  2. Use at Schools Anywhere
    Funds can be used at any accredited university, college or vocational school nationwide — and many abroad. Basically any institution with a student aid program qualifies. Learn more.

  3. Easy and Convenient
    With CHET you can manage your account your way, either online or by mail. By setting up automatic contributions from your bank account or by payroll deduction (if supported by your employer), making regular contributions is hassle free. Learn more.

It only takes 15 minutes to get started and it’s a great way to save for qualified education expenses with tax-free investment growth opportunity.

The CHET direct-sold plan is administered by the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden.

*For terms and conditions, click here. Promotion ends 5/31/19. Sponsored by the Connecticut Higher Education Trust.