College Savings Tips & Tools
Drawings & Scholarships
The NEST Direct Plan offers scholarships, contests, and drawings to help you reach your savings goal.
Easily manage your account on our secure website.
College Savings Calculator
Calculate the cost of a college education.
Planning to Save
It's never too early to start saving. Educate yourself about saving for college before you start.
The NEST Direct Plan is sponsored by the State of Nebraska and administered by the Nebraska State Treasurer. The NEST Direct Plan offers a series of investment portfolios within the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust, which offers other investment portfolios not affiliated with the NEST Direct Plan. An investor should consider the Plan's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. The Program Disclosure Statement, which contains more information, should be read carefully before investing.
Investors should consider before investing whether their or their beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program and should consult their tax advisor, attorney and/or other advisor regarding their specific legal, investment or tax situation.
Participation in the Plan does not guarantee that contributions and the investment return on contributions, if any, will be adequate to cover tuition and other higher education expenses, or that a beneficiary will be admitted to or permitted to continue to attend an eligible educational institution.
Except for the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option, investments in the NEST Direct Plan are not guaranteed or insured by the FDIC or any other government agency and are not deposits or other obligations of any depository institution. Investments are not guaranteed or insured by the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Treasurer, the Nebraska Investment Council or First National Bank of Omaha or their affiliates, and are subject to investment risks, including loss of the principal amount invested. FDIC insurance is provided for the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option up to the maximum amount set by federal law, currently $250,000.
Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust Issuer
Nebraska State Treasurer Trustee
Nebraska Investment Council Investment Oversight
First National Bank of Omaha Program Manager
First National Capital Markets Principal Distributor, Member FINRA, Member SIPC
First National Capital Markets and First National Bank of Omaha are affiliates.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* | No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee | May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option