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The Pennsylvania Treasury Department wants to make saving for higher education as easy as possible.  Treasury’s Keystone Scholars Account Program will provide all newborns born in 2018 in six Pennsylvania counties with $100 for higher education.  Starting in 2019, the Program will expand to include every county in the Commonwealth.  To claim your Keystone Scholars Account, please start by completing this pre-registration form.


 By pre-registering, you will receive information in the mail in the coming months that will include detailed instructions on how to complete the process.  Please note that during the initial phases of the Keystone Scholars Account Program only children born in 2018 in Delaware, Elk, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, or Westmoreland Counties are eligible.  Keystone Scholars will be available to newborns across the Commonwealth in 2019.


Funds invested in your Keystone Scholars Account remain under the sole custody of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department (Treasury) until they are used for the purposes of paying for qualified higher education expenses. A list of qualified higher education expenses may be found at www.pa529.com. For babies born in 2018, funds must be claimed by the beneficiary’s first birthday and used by the beneficiary’s 29th birthday or they will be returned to Treasury.

 These funds will be invested in the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP). More information may be found at www.pa529.com. No additional funds may be contributed to your Keystone Scholars Account. To open a PA 529 GSP or PA 529 Investment Plan account, please visit us at www.pa529.com.


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There are two pages to the pre-registration process.  

First, to get started, tell us a little about your new child:

Child's first name

Child's last name

Child's date of birth (or Due Date, if expecting)

 (mm/dd/yyyy)

Parent's email address

Please note that during the initial phases of the Keystone Scholars Account Program only children born in 2018 in Delaware, Elk, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, or Westmoreland Counties are eligible.  Keystone Scholars will be available to newborns across the Commonwealth in 2019.

County (Click here if you are not sure which county you live in)