Start today!

Every little bit may help when saving for a baby’s future. Anyone can make a contribution to a NextGen account, in three easy steps!

Step 1:

Download paper contribution coupons. Request coupons by emailing

Step 2:

Make check payable to:
NextGen FBO <your child’s name>

Step 3:

Mail the check and coupon to:

  1. For Direct Series accounts:
    Merrill Edge, P.O. Box 962, Newark, NJ 07101-0962
  2. For Select Series accounts:
    College Plan Services, P.O. Box 1518, Pennington, NJ 08534


You can also make a contribution to your NextGen Client Direct Series account online by signing into Merrill Edge.

Grants for Maine residents* can really add up!

Grants for opening an account and for making additional contributions are real investments in the future.

NextStep Matching Grant

Once you contribute at least $50 in a calendar year, NextGen will match 50% on every dollar contributed up to a $300 match per year.

Automated Funding Grant

Make it easy! Contribute automatically using payroll deduction or from your checking or savings account and get an additional $100 grant.


Investing for college isn’t just for newborns!

Eligible Maine accounts can receive a $200 Initial Matching Grant* when opening a NextGen account with just $25! Consider investing for the child’s siblings.

*Matching grants are linked to eligible Maine accounts. See Terms and Conditions of Maine Grant Programs for other conditions and restrictions that apply at