OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of national 529 College Savings Day, First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO); the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST), Nebraska's 529 College Savings Plan; and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg are pleased to announce two new opportunities to save for college:
NEST $529 New Account Drawing
An investor who opens a new NEST Direct Plan or NEST Advisor Plan account between May 1 and May 31, 2012, will be entered into a drawing to receive a $529 contribution deposited into a college savings account. Ten winners will be randomly selected August 1, 2012.
NEST $50 Rollover Bonus
An investor who rolls over assets from an existing 529 college savings plan to a new or existing NEST Direct Plan or NEST Advisor Plan account between June 1 and June 30, 2012, will receive a $50 Rollover Bonus deposited into the NEST college savings account. Qualifying participants will receive the bonus about August 31, 2012.
New account and rollover information as well as complete rules for the drawing and bonus opportunities can be found at www.NEST529.com/celebrate.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and The State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as the Program Trustee. First National Bank serves as the Program Manager and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Currently, more than 52,000 families in Nebraska and over 189,000 nationwide are saving for their children's higher education through NEST. For more information, visit www.NEST529.com or www.treasurer.org.
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska has grown into the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $17 billion in managed assets and nearly 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* | No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee | May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option
SOURCE Nebraska Educational Savings Trust