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Join KESPT at the Louisville Zoo Halloween Party

Oct 03, 2018

The Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT) is inviting families to learn more about saving for college and K-12 tuition during Louisville Zoo’s “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” in October. KESPT is a sponsor of the event and will be available to talk with families about the advantages of saving for education with KESPT, Kentucky’s official 529 plan.

A KESPT account can be started with as little as $25 and can be used at any qualified institution in the nation. There are a variety of low-cost investment portfolios to choose from including age-based, multi-fund and guaranteed options. Not only can earnings grow tax free in a KESPT account, but withdrawals are also tax-free when used to pay for qualified education expenses. A new law that went into effect earlier this year allows parents to use funds saved in a KESPT account to pay for K-12 tuition, in addition to higher education. 

KESPT is an annual sponsor of The World’s Largest Halloween Party. The event transforms the Louisville Zoo into a living storybook, inviting children to trick-or-treat with their favorite costumed characters. The World’s Largest Halloween Party takes place Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28, starting at 5 p.m. Families are invited to enter each night until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required for all guests age 3+ and may be purchased online at

For more information about KESPT, visit or call toll-free 1-877-598-7878.


No public funding is used for KESPT marketing, promotions or contest awards. Funding is provided by TIAA-CREF program manager for KESPT.

Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust. Please visit for a Plan Disclosure Booklet containing this and other information. Read it carefully. Investments in the plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. 

The tax information contained herein is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, by anytaxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties. Taxpayers should seek advice from an independent tax advisor based on their own particular circumstances. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal and state taxes and the additional 10% federal tax.

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc., Plan Manager. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member, FINRA and SIPC, distributor and underwriter for the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust.


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