Tuition money being given away

CollegeCounts - Alabama's 529 Fund announces the "Give Smart Giveaway," a college savings promotion that will provide eight winners with $529 to begin or enhance their college savings plans. One grand prize winner will receive $2,529 after the campaign ends November 11.

"This is a great opportunity for Alabama residents to start saving for future college expenses," said Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer. "With tuition costs continuing to rise, saving early makes sense now more than ever before."

The "Give Smart Giveaway" prizes are provided by Union Bank & Trust Company of Lincoln, Neb., the program manager of CollegeCounts – Alabama's 529 Fund.

Alabama residents can enter to win by liking the CollegeCounts Facebook page and submitting their email address through the "Give Smart Giveaway" tab on the left side of the page. Those wishing to mail their entries should send a letter including their name, address, phone number and email address to College Counts – Alabama's 529 Fund, Attn: "Give Smart Giveaway" at P.O. Box 85290, Lincoln, NE 68501-5290.

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The CollegeCounts 529 Fund is a qualified tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code that is sponsored by the State of Alabama and administered by the Board of Trustees of the ACES Trust Fund (the Trust and plan issuer). Union Bank & Trust Company serves as Program Manager. Accounts and investments under the CollegeCounts 529 Fund are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the State of Alabama, the State Treasurer of Alabama, the Board, the Trust, the Program, Union Bank & Trust Company, or any other entity.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Treasury Dept.