Participants who hold a Invest529 account must submit a Invest529 Distribution Request Form to the Virginia529 College Savings Plan (VA529) office each semester in order to have funds disbursed to Radford University. The form can be found online.

Summer Terms

Each time your Prepaid529 benefits are used toward a summer session, a new Withdrawal Request must be submitted  When submitting the request, make sure you’ve allowed for enough time to meet applicable school payment deadlines. Remember, withdrawal requests for a summer session are only valid for that session and do not carry forward into the fall semester.

VA529 and the RU Student Account

The amount of tuition and fees the Prepaid529 plan covers will appear as “pending” on the tuition billing statement.  Prepaid529 will not cover the matriculation or specialized course fees such as science lab, music, bowling, etc.  

If you have a Prepaid529 account and the amount isn’t listed as “pending” on your billing statement, contact the Office of the Bursar at 540-831-5417 and then the VA529 office at 1-888-567-0540.  The VA529 office will send our office a list of all Radford University students with a Prepaid529 account.


Reminder: The VA529 plan requires purchases of mutual fund based 529 plans to be in the account for 5 business days before withdrawal requests can be made for qualified expenses. If you expect to have any issues please call the office at (540) 831-5417 M-F between 8:30 am-4:30 pm.