529 Plan Details:
Enter your state:
World's Simplest College Calculator:
How old is your child?
Find a 529 Pro:
Enter your zip code:
Enroll In a 529 Plan:
Recent Industry News
College savings assets reach record $180 billion
(June 6, 2013) - The Financial Research Corporation reports a 7% increase in 529 savings plan assets from $168.5 billion at the end of 2012 to $180 billion as of March 31, 2013.
529 net inflows (contributions minus withdrawals) were also higher, reaching an estimated $3.322 billion in 1Q13, up from $2.864 billion in 1Q12, and $3.1 billion in 4Q12.
CSPN Year-End Report shows college savings accounts reaching all time high
(March 13, 2013) - The annual 529 Year-End Report, issued by The College Savings Plans Network, found that college savings investments, number of accounts and average account size reached record levels in 2012. Data collected from all of the 105 529 plans in the country revealed that total investment by families in 529 plans reached $190.7 billion, a 15.7% increase from 2011.
The report also found that contributions to new and existing 529 accounts surpassed $21.2 billion in 2012.
Download "2012 Year-end 529 Report" after clicking the link below.
529 industry group reports upsurge in 529 contributions
(March 7, 2013) - Member firms of the College Savings Foundation (CSF) reported $4.1 billion in new (i.e. gross) contributions to their 529 plans in the fourth quarter of 2012, representing a 55% increase over the $2.6 billion in new contributions received in the third quarter of 2012 and a 30% increase from $3.1 billion in the prior year’s (2011) fourth quarter.
CSF members managed $118 billion in overall 529 assets as of December 31, 2012, or approximately 70 percent of the 529 marketplace. Total assets among all 529 savings programs at the end of last year were $168.5 billion as compared to $163.6 billion at September 30, 2012 and $144.4 billion at December 31, 2011, according to Financial Research Corporation, which gathers data for CSF.
CSF members also reported that their “age-based” options account for approximately two-thirds assets invested in their 529 plans, and that half of these assets are invested in portfolios with equities exposure of 61 percent or higher.