Bright Start savings program

Illinois / Bright Start Savings Program
12:45 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Thousands miss out on Ill. college savings offer

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The Illinois treasurer has bad news for thousands of people who put money into college savings accounts last week: They're not getting a matching donation they had expected.

Participants in the Bright Start savings program were told that deposits of up to $250 would be matched dollar for dollar. The offer was limited to the first 2,500 people.

But the Bright Start website didn't display up-to-date information. It showed the matching money was still available even after all 2,500 slots had been filled.

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