$50 to Help You Start Saving for College
The State of Illinois has launched a new program for all babies born or adopted on or after January 1, 2023 to a parent who is a resident of Illinois at the time of birth or adoption. Learn more about the program and the steps to claim the $50 seed deposit for your eligible child.
Choices Today For A Brighter Tomorrow
As the children you love continue to grow, take the steps necessary to help them succeed. Prepare them for a bright future with Bright Directions and start building their college savings now.
Bright Directions Features
Here’s what you can expect when you invest with Bright Directions.
As a Bright Directions account owner, you control the account. You can name or change the beneficiary select and change investments, direct withdrawals, and manage your account online.
Investors working with their financial advisor can select from a wide variety of investment options. Make saving even easier with automatic contributions from your bank account or paycheck.
Understanding 529 Plans
A 529 college savings plan is a tax-advantaged investment account that can be used for future education expenses.Learn More About 529 Plans
College Savings Calculator
Create your own college savings report with our free college savings estimator and see the total projected cost and estimated monthly savings amount you’ll need when saving for college. Then, work with your financial advisor to familiarize yourself with our different investment approaches and select the one that’s right for you.
Helpful information to assist your successful college savings journey.
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