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Office of State Treasurer and CHET - Special Events 2009
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CHET Dream Big! College Fair - Wednesday, March 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm
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Do you think that is too early to begin thinking about college just because you child is only in grades kindergarten (K) through six (6) (or home school equivalent)? College tuition and expenses are rising rapidly - over $20,000 per year just for tuition in many colleges - and parents must plan early to avoid a major financial burden. The Office of State Treasurer and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) are please to sponsor The Dream Big! College Fair which is being held to reinforce the importance for children to “dream big” about their futures and to remind parents that even the biggest dreams are not enough to pay college expenses.
The Dream Big! College Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, Hartford, CT.
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The CHET Dream Big! College Fair is free and open to Connecticut children in grades K – 6 and their parents.  Students from the Classical Magnet School will lead the K – 6 students through fun activities, career booths, and will talk to the students about their own future college plans and goals. Seventeen colleges and universities will be represented. In addition, interactive booths will be available where kids can talk and learn about different careers from a number of local professionals
The Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School is located at 85 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT.
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For more information about the CHET Dream Big! College Fair please call Meghan Burns at 860.676.2300 Ext. 1119 or email
CHET is Connecticut’s 529 college savings plan. It is designed to help provide families of all household incomes and backgrounds with an affordable way to help save for higher education expenses. Anyone with a Social Security Number or Federal Taxpayer Identification Number, can get started with as little as $25 per investment option ($15 if their employer offers payroll deduction).
The CHET program was established in 1997, and has now grown to over $932 million in assets with over 84,000 individual Accounts (as of January 31, 2009).  Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier serves as Trustee of CHET and has been granted the authority to oversee the program. TFI is part of the TIAA-CREF group of companies. TIAA-CREF’s combined assets under management equate to approximately $363 billion (as of December 31, 2008) and they are best known as the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.
For more information about CHET, visit . Applications and other information about the program are also available by calling the customer service center at 1-888-799-2438.
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of The Office of the State Treasurer and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact The Office of the State Treasurer and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust.

Content Last Modified on 3/12/2009 10:00:41 AM