An educated workforce is important to Maine’s future.
FAME is encouraging Maine employers to do what they can to help their employees and their children, the future faces of Maine, to prepare for higher education.
With our partners, FAME is providing employers with information and easy activities that they can deploy to help invest in higher education for the future workforce of their companies and the future of Maine. Tools and resources are available.
Whether you are interested in promoting college savings by connecting families with information about NextGen 529™ or helping families of young children learn more about their $500 Alfond Grant¹, we have information and resources that can help.
A $500 Alfond Grant has been invested for every child born a Maine resident since January 1, 2013¹. Families can use their Alfond Grant to open a NextGen 529™ account without making an initial contribution. FAME administers NextGen 529, Maine’s Section 529 education savings plan, and works with the Alfond Scholarship Foundation to administer the $500 Alfond Grant program. Please share information about these programs with your employees!
Alfond Grant resources:
Help employees connect their career goals with the education they need to get there. Share resources families can use to prepare for their children's higher education.
Even small amounts of money can help make a big difference.
On behalf of FAME share information about student loan repayment or consider helping students repay student loans.
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The Alfond Scholarship Foundation is not an authorized distributor of NextGen 529.
¹ The Alfond Grant is not automatic in all circumstances and is also available in limited other circumstances. The use of the Alfond Grant is also subject to certain restrictions‐ see Guidelines.