Helping you jumpstart your higher education savings!

Saving for higher education is a challenge for many families. That's why the State of Nevada and the SSGA Upromise 529 want to help Nevada children attain the best education possible. Don't miss out on this exciting program!

Introducing the Silver State Matching Grant Program1

Does your family have an adjusted gross income level of $74,999 or less? Are you and your beneficiary Nevada residents? There may be extra college savings waiting for you.

How do I qualify?

  • Both you and the beneficiary must be Nevada residents.
  • You must be the account owner of a SSGA Upromise 529 account.
  • The beneficiary must be 13 or younger as of Dec 31 of the year the account owner first applies for matching grant.
  • Your household adjusted gross income must not exceed $74,999.

How does the matching grant work?

All documentation must be postmarked no later than July 31 to qualify. If you qualify and are approved for the Program, contributions to your SSGA Upromise 529 account will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $300 per year. There is a lifetime maximum of $1,500 over five (5) years per beneficiary. Funds are awarded on a first come first serve basis, so don’t wait!

How can you apply to the Silver State Matching Grant Program?

  • Review the full Silver State Matching Grant Instructions
  • Apply online in your SSGA Upromise plan account
  • Mail your required documentation to Nevada State Treasurer's Office, Las Vegas Office, 555 E. Washington Ave., Ste 4600, Las Vegas, NV 89101-1074. The documentation must be postmarked no later than July 31
  • You will be notified about the status of your application
  • If approved, match funds will be applied in January based on previous year's contributions

Have more questions about the Silver State Matching Grant Program?

Download some frequently asked questions. (PDF)

Important Dates:

April 1 Application process opens
Note: All documentation must be postmarked no later than July 31 to qualify. Funds are awarded on a first come first served basis. 
July 31 Final date for:
  • Online applications to be submitted
  • Mailed required documentation to be postmarked
January Match funds applied to SSGA Upromise 529 Account

1Matching grants are subject to availability of funds, and there is no guarantee of the continued operation of the Silver State Matching Grant Program.



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Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

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