New tools for employees can yield big education benefits

September 2, 2022

This month, “College Savings Month,” Alaska 529 invites you to reflect on your family’s education savings goals and explore the many tools available to help you reach them. 

Dash to Save™ and Dash to Save More™ Incentive Programs

The Dash to Save™ incentive program provides eligible new accounts with a one-time $250 contribution. The Dash to Save More™ incentive program offers up to $100 to both new and existing accounts that contribute using payroll direct deposit and/or Automatic Monthly Contributions. 

Workplace Benefits

Employees with college-aged children or a desire to advance their education can supplement the UA Employee Tuition Waiver with money saved in an education savings plan account.   

Payroll direct deposit is a convenient way for UA employees to fund their education savings accounts. The process is easy: 

  1. Open an account at or by calling 1-800-478-0003. 
  2. Request a Direct Deposit number by calling 1-800-478-0003. 
  3. Use the direct deposit number to deposit funds into your designated Alaska 529 account(s).

Automatic Monthly Contributions 

Set it and forget it with Automatic Monthly Contributions (AMC) by connecting a bank account to a 529 account and scheduling contributions directly from a checking or savings account. 

Get to know Alaska 529 staff! 

We are here to answer your 529 questions. Drop into Suite 207 of the Butrovich Building (Fairbanks) or Suite 209 of the Bragaw Office Building (Anchorage), or reach us at (907) 474-5671 and We’re also happy to set up a Zoom to present to your staff or join your team for a lunch and learn or a staff meeting. To learn more about Alaska 529, visit our website at