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Thank you to all the K-8 students from across Connecticut who shared their dreams and entered the 2016 CHET Dream Big! Competition for a chance to CHET account contribution that can help pay for college.

We appreciate all the hard work you put forth this year and you are a testament to Connecticut’s bright future! 




Katherine Paz Multicultural Magnet School
Alimatou Kao The Bridge Academy
Paris Andino The Bridge Academy

Aishwarya Benzy Dodd Middle School
East Haddam

Julia Freeman Nathan Hale Ray Middle School

Sena Wazer Homeschooled
N. Windham

Samuel Victoria Parish Hill Middle School

Aditya Kabra East Lyme Middle School

Manal Amrani Scofield Magnet Middle School

Mary Singer Tolland Middle School

Marcus Concepcion St. Mary Magdalen School
West Simsbury

Rachel Coppinger Henry James Memorial School

The 2017 CHET Dream Big! Competition is sponsored by the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. and CHET. For Official Rules and prize descriptions and to find out more information CLICK HERE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. and CHET.The contest will run from January 27 through March 31, 2017. (All drawing and essay Entries must be postmarked by March 31 and received by April 5, 2017, sent to: CHET Dream Big! Competition, c/o Cronin and Company, 50 Nye Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033.)

Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the CHET 529 College Savings Plan. Please visit www.aboutchet.com for a Plan Disclosure Booklet with this and more information. Read it carefully.

Before investing in a 529 plan, you should consider whether the state you or your designated beneficiary resides in or has taxable income in has a 529 plan that offers favorable state income tax or other benefits that are only available if you invest in that state’s 529 plan.  A Connecticut income tax deduction on contributions made to CHET is available to Connecticut taxpayers. Limitations apply. See the Disclosure Booklet for details.

Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss.

The CHET direct-sold plan is administered by the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier.

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI), program manager. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, distributor and underwriter for the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET).