Grow your account your way.

There are plenty of ways for you to grow your account on your own schedule.

Recurring contributions

Recurring contributions are an effortless way to add to an account without having to remember to write a check. You can establish contributions into your NEST account directly from your personal bank account or you can contribute from your paycheck.

Investing in a college savings plan has many intangible benefits as well as financial benefits. Whether you start with $100 a month or $400 per month, recurring contributions and earnings get the benefit from the power of compounding. Each month your contributions and the earnings on past contributions have an opportunity together to increase due to market action. The sooner you begin, the more time your savings will have to work for you.

This illustration shows the benefits of monthly contributions, either directly from your bank or from your paycheck.*

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Automatic Investment Plan (AIP)

AIP is a savings option that allows you to automatically contribute to your NEST Direct Plan account directly from your personal checking or savings bank account. AIP can be set up when the account is created or any time after the account is created in the secure online account management area.

Auto-annual AIP increase

Sign up for this simple feature that will automatically increase your AIP contributions annually. After you're set up, your contribution will be adjusted each year in the month you specify by the amount you request. Auto-annual AIP increase can be set up when account is created or any time after in the secure online account management area.

Payroll direct deposit

You can make automatic contributions to your NEST account from your paycheck through a payroll direct deposit of after-tax dollars. If your employer offers direct deposit, log into your account, select the payroll deduction option and follow the instructions.

Lump sum contributions

Contribute any time on your own schedule using our Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) process by logging into your account or calling the NEST Direct Plan.

Disclosures

This chart illustrates an investment of $100, $200 and $400 a month on the first day in the month into a college savings account that earns 6% per year, compounded monthly. This hypothetical is for illustrative purposes only. It does not reflect an actual investment in any particular college savings plan or in the NEST 529 Plan.