Treasurer Zweifel highlights 529 savings plans

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Zweifel read to 30 children in southeast Missouri on Tuesday, highlighting 529 savings plans. (Official photo)

Cape Girardeau, Mo - State Treasurer Clint Zweifel spent Tues., highlighting Missouri’s 529 college savings plans.

Zweifel visited students at Southwest Missouri State University’s Child Enrichment Center in Cape Girardeau Tuesday to read to students and discuss “MOST,” the state’s college savings plan.

“It is never too early for a child to start learning, and it is never too early for a family to start saving for higher education,” Zweifel said. “Starting a MOST 529 account can help each child in this room and in this state get one step closer to achieving their goals through higher education, whether a four-year, two-year, trade or technical school.”

In Missouri, the Treasurer’s office oversees 134,000 529 accounts, worth, in total, more than $1.8 billion. Investments in the plan, Zweifel said, can be used toward higher education expenses like tuition, room and board, books, and fees at many two year and four year institutions.