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Education Savings - 529 Plan (Learning Quest)

The Kansas Learning Quest Education Savings Program is established by the State of Kansas and administered by the Treasurer of the State of Kansas. American Century Investment Company is the program manager for employee investments. These investment plans, sometimes called 529 plans, offer tax-deferred earnings growth and potentially reduced taxes on withdrawals. Contributions are made on an after-tax basis for the benefit of named beneficiaries.

When Eligible: Any employee – benefits-eligible or non-benefits-eligible – may begin participating on the first day of employment.

Who Pays: The employee contributes after-tax dollars up to the individual maximum. The University makes no contribution to this plan.

Form:  Learning Quest Payroll Direct Deposit Change or Enrollment Form (pdf)