Significant increases in new enrollments and dollars invested illustrate economic recovery and financial savvy among Coloradans


Susan Hagar, Hagar Communications




Denver, CO, February 8, 2011 – CollegeInvest, Colorado’s state sponsored 529 college savings program, announced today that Coloradans’ savings for higher education has shown significant growth, an indication of a strengthening economy and a renewed awareness of the importance of long term financial planning. 

Comparing figures from December 2009 to December 2010, CollegeInvest logged an overall 37% increase in the number of new 529 account enrollments.  What’s more, the organization garnered a 25% increase in total dollars placed in 529 plans with more than $96 million invested in December 2010, alone. 

“We are extremely pleased with this news”, commented Debra DeMuth, CollegeInvest’s Director.  “Not only do these figures demonstrate an increasingly healthy economic climate, but also that the people of Colorado understand the importance of long-term saving to fund their families’ higher education needs”.  

In addition to managing a variety of 529 college savings plans, CollegeInvest is also actively working to keep Colorado families informed and up-to-date with information and resources to help meet the increasing costs of higher education.  

Important Considerations

To learn about CollegeInvest’s 529 program, its objectives, risks, charges, expenses, limitations, restrictions and qualifications regarding the Plans’ benefits and potential tax advantages, please read and consider carefully the Program Disclosure Statements (PDS) available at before investing. Also, check with your or your beneficiary’s home state to learn if it offers tax or other benefits for investing in its own plan. Administered and issued by CollegeInvest. CollegeInvest and the CollegeInvest logo are registered trademarks of CollegeInvest. Copyright © 2010 CollegeInvest.




About CollegeInvest

CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Since 1979, CollegeInvest has helped Colorado families break down the financial barriers to college by providing expert information, simple planning tools, and college savings plans. For more information, visit or call 1-800-448-2424 or contact your financial advisor.