McKeesport, October 15, 2012 – State Senator Jim Brewster is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department to host free webinars titled “Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program” on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 at noon.

“Finding the means to fund a college education is one of the biggest challenges facing families in these tough economic times,” Brewster said. “This webinar is aimed at helping families get a better understanding of savings options.”

The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two plans and many investment options that have helped over 150,000 families of all income levels afford college.

Brewster said those who sign up for the webinar will:

  • learn about the tax benefits of 529 plans;
  • find out how your savings affect financial aid;
  • get tips on how to set savings goals; and
  • have your questions answered by program experts.

Space is limited, so Brewster is urging parents to sign up now. The October 22 webinar will go from 7 to 7:30 p.m. You can register at

The October 24 webinar will go from noon to 12:30 p.m. and the registration link is 

Those who sign up for the saving plan online can save the $50 enrollment fee. Brewster said they can enroll for free through December by using the Promo Code: Brewster

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