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iShares 529 Plan adds share classes

(May 26, 2016) - iShares will offer investors a choice between three share classes, effective on or around May 23, 2016. Class A, Class L and Class F units each offer a different fee structure determined by the sales charge and the annual sales fee. Account owners can select a share class that bests suits their needs, based on the amount they have invested and their investment time horizon.

Nevada's Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan announces lower fees

(May 6, 2016) - Vanguard is lowering expense ratios on the full range of The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan investment options. Reductions for the plan's three age-based options and 19 individual portfolio options are two basis points or more, with estimated aggregate savings of $2.5 million to the plan's 300,000 plus beneficiaries.

NEST Direct College Savings Plan to lower fees and make changes to investment options

(April 21, 2016) - The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust announced that the costs of 15 out of the 20 age-based portfolios and one static option offered by the NEST Direct College Savings Plan will decrease between one and four basis points. The plan will also replace underlying investments and adjust allocations to underlying investments in an effort to reduce volatility, improve performance and provide more options for families.

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