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STATE OF WISCONSIN

Wisconsin state employees can start saving for college and technical college right here. Browse our free resources and tools and access step by step instructions. HR and Benefits Managers can learn how to incorporate Edvest into your financial wellness program.

WHAT IS EDVEST

Edvest is a simple way to save for college. Anyone – parents, grandparents, extended family and friends – can open an Edvest account for anyone else. You can even open one to save for your own continuing education. Plus, no matter where your future student lives or goes to school, their Edvest funds will go with them.

HELPFUL TOOLS

Edvest Enrollment Brochure

Edvest College Savings Plan brochure describing program features and benefits.

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State Employee Direct Deposit Instructions

A one-page overview of the Edvest College Savings Plan and instructions for State of Wisconsin employees to set up direct deposit of payroll in the STAR System.

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SAVING WITH PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT

Saving for college or technical college directly from your paycheck helps consistently build college savings funds. Even modest savings increase the likelihood of a child attending college and completing a post-secondary education. State employees use the STAR System to set up payroll direct deposit. Please follow the easy steps below to set up direct deposit or download the instructions.

STEP 1

Open your Edvest account at Edvest.com.

STEP 2

Follow the step-by-step instructions for completing the sections for account owner information, beneficiary information, and investment section. On the Funding Method page, select Payroll Direct Deposit and the amount you would like to contribute to your account from your paycheck each pay period.

STEP 3

Once you submit this this information, you must print out the Payroll Form.

This form will be pre-filled with your name, your unique account number, the total payroll direct deposit amount, and the routing (ABA) number for the Plan’s bank. If you are funding more than one account by payroll direct deposit, the amount per pay period should be the sum of ALL your payroll contributions to your Edvest accounts.

STEP 4

Use the STAR System to set up Direct Deposit. In the STAR System, select "Direct Deposit" then select "Add an account". Us the Payroll Form to fill in the information on your own, just like you would to direct deposit your paycheck into your checking or savings account.

FOR STATE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGERS

Edvest can help your financial wellness program and encourage smart saving habits.

Download or order free college savings brochures and information for your company intranet.
Request a college savings speaker from Edvest for employee events.
Invite Edvest to your health & safety or wellness fair.
Encourage employees to save consistently from a paycheck.

State Employee Direct Deposit Instructions

A one-page overview of the Edvest College Savings Plan and instructions for State of Wisconsin employees to set up direct deposit of payroll in the STAR System.

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State Employee Training Presentation

Edvest overview and direct deposit of payroll instructions for State of Wisconsin employee training and orientation.

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Web Banner

A web banner for use on your employee portal, internal website or as an accompanying visual to the Edvest email and blog post. Image directs employees to Edvest.com/benefit.

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Edvest Enrollment Brochure

Edvest College Savings Plan brochure describing program features and benefits.

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Blog Post / Newsletter Article

A customizable blog post and/or newsletter article introducing the Edvest College Savings Plan as an employee benefit.

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Email Copy

A customizable email template introducing the Edvest College Savings Plan as an employee benefit.

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Edvest Logo

Edvest logos in several file types for posting to your websites, social media and employee materials.

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