As South Carolina State Treasurer, one of my top priorities continues to be helping our children achieve success. That's why I am proud to administer the Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan, working in partnership with Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Future Scholar gives South Carolina's children a path to fulfilling their college dreams.
Sponsored by the State of South Carolina and administered by the State Treasurer's Office, Future Scholar is a smart way to save for college. When South Carolina taxpayers save with the Plan, they enjoy federal and state tax benefits. What's more, Future Scholar is recognized as an industry leader in performance. Over the years, it has consistently received high rankings from Morningstar Fund Research and Savingforcollege.com.
The value of a college education is undeniable, and we know families benefit when they have an investment vehicle to help maximize their hard-earned savings. Future Scholar offers a way to grow savings now to meet college expenses when that important time comes.
State of South Carolina.
Curtis Loftis is the State Treasurer of South Carolina. He was elected in 2010, winning all 46 counties and was re-elected in 2014.
As Treasurer, he is the state's "private banker." He manages, invests, and has custody of more than $65 billion in public funds, including the state's pension funds. Treasurer Loftis is a nationally recognized advocate for public pension reform, and his leadership has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Institutional Investor, Bond Buyer, and The New York Times. He is a sought after speaker and has presented to groups such as the Wall Street Journal Private Equity Conference, The SkyBridge Alternative (SALT) Conference, and the World Pension Forum. In 2013, he was named “Friend of the Taxpayer” by the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers.
3/8/2017 - Future Scholar Celebrates 15 Years
2/15/2017 - Treasurer Loftis Talks 529 with Bloomberg BNA
11/8/2016 - How Much Should You Save for College?
9/1/2016 - #TBT: The Cost of College
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Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact your financial advisor or visit futurescholar.com for a Program Description, which contains this and other important information about the Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan. Read it carefully before investing. You should also consider, before investing, whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. The Office of State Treasurer of South Carolina (the State Treasurer) administers the Program and has selected Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC and Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc. (Columbia Management) as Program Manager. Columbia Management and its affiliates are responsible for providing certain administrative, recordkeeping and investment services, and for the marketing of the Program. Columbia Management is not affiliated with the State Treasurer.
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