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Learning Quest 529 Workshop

Course Code:  WHR202

Course Name:  Learning Quest 529 Workshop

Prerequisite:  None

Department:  Human Capital Services

Length of Session:  1 Hour

Audience:  All Employees

Session Description:  

Affording higher education gets more difficult each year. With the cost of education continuing to rise, it’s important to start saving early! Learning Quest can help offer a smart solution to fit your financial needs.

Kansas State University offers a Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan through American Century Investment Company. This plan helps employees invest for the expenses of a higher education by offering tax-deferred earnings growth and potentially reduced taxes on withdrawals. Contributions are after-tax dollars up to the individual maximum for the named beneficiary. 

Session Objectives:  As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Understand what a 529 plan is and the benefits if the program

  • Define who is an approved beneficiary, who is the account owner, and who can contribute to the account

  • Understand the different investment options

  • Understand how to set up Learning Quest through payroll deduct to benefit you or your family


You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (see the Employee Self Service Learning & Development directions for more information). Or e-mail learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.

If you are a person who needs a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any Learning and Development offering, please contact K-State Learning and Development in advance at 2-1920 or at learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu.