Grads works best when the entire family is involved. Invite grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and cousins to signup for the Grads app and get the whole family to join in on helping kids go to the colleges they deserve.
Like many States, Oregon provides families with a way to start saving and investing in order to make college more affordable. You can jump over to their webpage for some excellent information on how to start an Oregon 529 account today. You don't even have to be a resident of Oregon and your student does not need to attend an Oregon school to utilize the Oregon 529.
Oregon is not not the only State to offer a 529. Most States offer a plan and many of them include tax benefits. The real difference might be in the performance and cost of a particular plan. Forbes published a map showing the costs over 18 years for an investment of $10,000 and some advice in 2016 on how to pick a good 529 College Savings Plan. Of course Grads is designed for families that don't necessarily have $10,000 to put aside but still want to save and invest money overtime to help their students attain their academic goals.