Today, State Treasurer thanked Governor Pete Ricketts for issuing a proclamation declaring September ‘College Savings Month’ in Nebraska.
Studies have shown that planning early and having a dedicated savings plan - such as Nebraska’s NEST529 account - can dramatically increase a child’s chances of achieving the dream of higher education.
The declaration reads, in part, “We recognize the challenges ahead as we strive to make sure that our children have the education, knowledge, and skills needed to excel and to become contributing members of our state’s strong, vibrant workforce.”
The declaration continues that it “is in the best interest of the State of Nebraska that access to post-secondary education, including community colleges and technical schools, be available for all our children. Encouraging parents to save for their children’s education promotes the public purpose.”
“This fall, as students across the country begin the next phase of their educational journey, many thoughts are turning to the next steps in their education. A higher education is more important than ever, and it is wonderful that we are able to help people who are thinking about their children’s future. I am proud to work alongside Governor Ricketts to continually raise awareness and ensure that Nebraska students understand the value of higher education and are encouraged to look for creative and responsible ways to save,” Murante said.