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Kids need someone to believe in them in order to succeed. What if a whole city believed in them?

To qualify for the 529 Jump Scholarship Funds the following is required:

  1. Must have a child in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade or 3rd grade enrolled in St. Vrain Valley Schools (SVVSD).
  2. Must sign up for a 529 CollegeInvest plan or currently have a 529 CollegeInvest plan (Direct Portfolio – Vanguard, Scholars Choice – Nuveen, Smart Choice – 1s Bank, Stable Value Plus – Nationwide) and be able to provide an account number.
  3. Fill out the online 529 Jump form with the required information and a submit it to Education Foundation Office. Once SVVSEF confirms your student’s 529 plan account with CollegeInvest and that your student is a Kindergartner, 1st grader, 2nd grader or 3rd grader in SVVSD, the Education Foundation will send the $50 scholarship to CollegeInvest that will be applied to your account. The deposit could take 6-8 weeks to be applied. 
  4. Please note that each student is only eligible to receive ONE 529 Jump scholarship.

CollegeInvest Account

To sign up for a CollegeInvest Account Click here 


Why 529 Jump?

The cost of education is a real problem and a deterrent to college, trade, vocational and technical schools. While we want our children to get degrees and skilled jobs, we also want them to buy homes, build new businesses and raise a new generation here in Longmont (all things that are postponed with debt). But it costs half as much to save for educational costs as it does to borrow for them, especially when starting young.

With 529 Jump, Longmont is further committing to being the world’s greatest village. With 75% of jobs in Colorado requiring a college degree, investing in future classes education ensures we have skilled workers, volunteers, and voters in our future.

With just a small amount of help from our community, we can set up 529 accounts for every Kindergartener, 1st grader, 2nd grader and 3rd grader in Longmont, showing them that the city believes in their future and supports them in their education efforts.

What is 529 Jump?

529 Jump is a community program that is designed to bring awareness to saving for post-secondary education by utilizing a tax-deducting 529 savings account. City of Longmont Councilmember Bonnie Finley had the unique idea to educate the public on the importance of saving for post-secondary college. Councilmember Finley worked to recruit local community leaders to serve on a committee, later named 529 Jump, to build the beginning pieces of this awareness campaign. With the support of St. Vrain Valley Schools, along with the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation serving as the fiscal agent of 529 Jump, the City of Longmont Council provided the initial seed money of $25,000 from the Council Contingency Fund to get this program off and running.

Help us Spread the Word

Let’s help get Longmont’s future doctors, lawyers, business owners, authors, electricians, law enforcement officers, scientists, etc. started on their future success.

Click here for a flyer (English) on the program.

Click here for a Flyer (En Espanol) on the program.


Support the 529 Jump Program

Donate Online

Donate by Check

Please make the check payable to SVVSEF and put 529 Jump in the memo line.
Mail to:
SVVSEF
PO Box 2598
Longmont, CO  80502

Quick Links

CollegeInvest 529 Account Resources

  • Sign Up for a CollegeInvest 529 Account for Your SVVSD Kindergartner, 1st grader, 2nd grader or 3rd grader Click here 
  • Available CollegeInvest 529 College Savings Plan Click here
  • CollegeInvest Enrollment Checklist Click here
  • CollegeInvest College Savings Calculator Click here
  • CollegeInvest Matching Grant Information Click here
  • CollegeInvest First Step Program Information Click here
  • CollegeInvest 529 Scholarship Information Click here
  • CollegeInvest 529 Account FAQ’s Click here