HARRISBURG, September 23, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will partner with the Pennsylvania Treasury to host an informational “Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program” webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m.

“A college education has become a prerequisite of sorts for employment and the PA 529 College Savings Program is a fantastic way for families to begin saving,” Blake said.  “The webinar will hopefully answer many of the questions you have about this program and about planning for the future of your children and their higher education aspirations.”

The webinar will give participants an opportunity to Learn about 529 plan basics, including the tax benefits, financial aid impact, and setting savings goals and have your questions answered by a program specialist.

For more information and to sign up for the webinar, visit www.senatorblake.com

The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two plans and many investment options that have helped over 150,000 families of all income levels answer one of their biggest financial concerns – how to afford college.