Friday, February 12, 2016

Check CHET out – and let CHET help you invest in your child’s future!

State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, as Trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) is dedicated to promoting financial literacy across the state, and helping families save for future college costs.

Each year the CHET 529 college savings program hosts various promotions and events to help spread the word about CHET - how easy it is to get started and what a difference it can make for a child’s future. For example:

CHET Baby Scholars – the state, through CHET, is offering $250 for every new baby born in Connecticut. Don’t miss out, tell family and friends about this great program to get families started early saving for college! Learn more at
CHET Dream Big! Competition (going on NOW through 3/30, learn more at ) – Drawing and essay contests for students K-8
CHET Advance Scholarship – Coming up this fall, high school seniors and freshman can apply for $2,500 college scholarships. Learn more at

What is CHET?  CHET is Connecticut’s 529 college savings plan. CHET offers tax advantages, including tax-free growth and withdrawals, and a CT state income tax deduction.  A CHET account can be opened with as little as $25, and family members and friends can help contribute. To read about all of CHET’s activity in the community, and to learn more about the plan, visit us online at or call 888-799-2438.

CHET 529 College Savings Program is a Sponsor of The Palace Stamford’s: