If you plan ahead, you can save like Sage!

My fellow Nevadans, we have a job to do! It is time we get real about saving for college, and Nevada has a ton of great plans to make paying for college easy; like Prepaid Tuition to lock in tomorrow's tuition at today's prices or 529 accounts that can be opened with just $15. Did you know, kids are 7 times more likely to attend college if they know there is a college savings account in their name to help pay for it?* If that's not simple, I don't know what is! Saving doesn’t just happen overnight, you know! Scroll down to see all of our Nevada plans.

*2011 report, The Role of Savings and Wealth in Reducing "Wilt" Between Expectations and College Attendance, by William Elliott and Sondra Beverly of the University of Kansas and Washington University in St. Louis. 

Silver State Matching Grant
Helping You Boost Your College Savings!

Great Opportunity - The Silver State Matching Grant matches contributions to your SSGA Upromise 529 account dollar-for-dollar up to $300 per year for five years for a maximum of $1,500 per beneficiary.

How to Qualify? - Is your household adjusted gross income less than $75,000? Are you and your beneficiary Nevada residents? Are you an SSGA Upromise 529 account holder? Is your beneficiary 13 years old or younger? There may be extra college savings waiting for you!

Easy Application Process - Apply online by logging into your SSGA Upromise account, complete IRS Form 4506T-EZ and mail it to the Nevada State Treasurer's Office. That's how easy it is!

Don’t delay! Limited annual open enrollment period: 4/1/19 - 7/31/19


Learn about ways to pay for higher education

‭The ‭Nevada State Treasurer’s Office has a variety ‭of programs designed to help families pay for post high school educational expenses.


Fast Facts

  • Programs work together – Nevada College Kick Start, Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, Nevada Prepaid Tuition and 529 savings plans can be used together to cover all expenses, including tuition, books and housing.
  • Use anywhere in the country – All 529 college savings programs can be used at any institution that accepts federal financial aid.
  • Nevada programs benefit Nevadans – By selecting a Nevada plan, you will have access to benefits only available to Nevadans, including reduced fees, scholarships and matching grant programs.
  • Tax advantaged – Many plans offer tax-deferred growth.
  • Flexibility of options – Plans can be used for some vocational-technical programs in addition to universities and colleges, and benefits can transferred to family members.


  • Lock in tomorrow’s in-state college tuition at today’s prices so you don’t have to worry about the rising cost of tuition
  • Plans available for newborns through 9th grade
  • Prices start at $39 per month with several payment plan options
  • Open enrollment runs November 1 through March 30


  • Makes saving easy and affordable
  • Open in minutes with as little as $15
  • Waived annual account fee
  • May qualify for the Silver State Matching Grant Program

Other programs offered by the State Treasurer's Office


  • May qualify for the Nevada Putnam Scholarship Program
  • No annual maintenance fee


  • Open with $50 monthly contribution or $250 initial investment
  • May qualify for the Distinguished Valor Matching Grant Program


  • One of four plans ranked “Gold” by Morningstar
  • Nevada residents can open with $1,000



  • A college savings plan personalized for you
  • No advisory fees on the first $10,000 (or first $25,000 for Nevada residents)

Nevada programs that support our students


The Nevada ‭College Kick Start program jump starts college ‭savings for kindergarten students and lets ‭them know that college is an attainable goal.


The ‭Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship is ‭awarded to qualified Nevada high school ‭graduates and can be used at eligible in-‭state institutions.

      FAFSA Eligible Schools in Nevada

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