Looking for More Ways to Save?
Earn college savings with Upromise®
Upromise lets you earn money for college when you make everyday purchases through online shopping, dining out and more. Just direct your spending to Upromise partners—which include more than 600 online stores and thousands of restaurants and commonly purchased items.
It's free to join Upromise. Just link your 529 account to a Upromise account, and your Upromise earnings will be transferred periodically.1
To get started:
Give College Savings with Ugift®
Add college savings to your wish list with Ugift, a unique service that lets you invite family and friends to celebrate special occasions with gift contributions to your beneficiary's 529 account.
You can email or print gift invitations with a Ugift coupon specially coded for your account. Your family members or friends send in their contribution (for as little as $25) with the gift coupon, and your account is credited.
When your family or friends return the gift coupon with their gift, the code on the coupon links it to your celebration. About five days after the celebration date, the gift contribution is invested directly into your account. You will even be sent a thank-you email if your invitee's email address is available.
Payroll Direct Deposit
Automatic payroll direct deposit makes saving for college nearly effortless. Just go online, sign up, print out the payroll direct deposit form, and bring it to your payroll department. Your employer must be able to support this feature.
Sign up in one of two ways:
Complete the SMART529 Payroll Direct Deposit form document and mail it back to the address on the form.
We will send you a confirmation statement by mail that you must sign and submit to your employer's payroll department.
Good to Know
1 Upromise is an optional service offered by Upromise, Inc., is separate from SMART529 WV Direct, and is not affiliated with the State of West Virginia and Hartford Funds. Specific terms and conditions apply. Participating companies, contribution levels and conditions are subject to change without notice. Transfers are subject to a $15 minimum.
Upromise, Inc. is not affiliated with the State of West Virginia or Hartford Funds.
"Upromise" is a registered service mark of Upromise, Inc.
Ugift is a registered service mark of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc.