The Parent Advisory Council is a group of parents with teenagers already using their 529 savings for college. They know a few things and are eager to share lessons-learned with you.
Rajal (‘Raj’) lives in Orange County with her husband and daughter who studies pre-med at California State University, San Diego. She will finish her undergraduate studies this year (as a junior!) and go on to a post-baccalaureate before medical school.
Lorie and her husband live in Sacramento, they are the proud parents of triplets! Two sons and daughter are currently enrolled in their senior year of college, in very different places. Lorie’s daughter studies Social Justice and Leadership at St. Mary’s College, one son is majoring in Chinese Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state and another is double-majoring in German and Political Science at the University of Portland.
PAC member and ScholarShare529 Liaison Garianne lives in southern California with a 4-legged companion and her youngest daughter who is gearing up for a virtual freshman year at UC Santa Cruz this October. Her oldest daughter graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2018.
John lives in Los Angeles and his daughter is a sophomore at an out-of-state university. John’s biggest success story so far is being able to send his daughter to her top choice school. He believes that planning ahead and saving in a 529 was crucial to covering costs at a major university.
Maria lives in Pasadena with her husband and three sons. Her oldest studies Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara, her middle son attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her youngest is a junior in high school.
Martha lives in northern California and is the proud mother of a California State University at Chico journalism graduate. Her daughter is now enrolled in Chico State’s Graduate Program, teaching communication classes as part of her studies.
María vive en San José California y tiene tres hijas. Su hija mayor estudia en la Universidad de San Jose State, su segunda hija asistirá el Colegio Comunitario Evergreen en el otoño y su hija menor es una estudiante de primaria.