WAICU President Dr. Eric W. Fulcomer recently testified in support of legislation before a Wisconsin Assembly Committee that would create a 529 Edvest Account for every child born or adopted in Wisconsin.
The program has been named WisKids and has been modeled after successful programs in other states. From the very beginning of the Edvest program, WAICU has held a statutorily designated seat on the College Savings Board and has long supported the work of the Board.
The WisKids proposal is a forward-looking initiative that has the potential to change a child’s vision of the future by creating a “college-going mindset” and the belief that higher education and the career pathway of their choice is possible. Dr. Fulcomer’s testimony on this bill can be found at the attached link.