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The Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan is an advisor-sold plan sponsored by the State of Nevada with Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. serving as program manager. Wealthfront is a completely online platform serving as an automated investment adviser. Wealthfront conducts a risk assessment for each account owner and, in combination with the beneficiary's expected enrollment date, allocates its participants to one of twenty custom portfolios. These portfolios may be allocated among up to nine mutual funds and ETFs from iShares and Vanguard.

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Program type:


How to enroll:

Enroll online

Initial year of operation:


State agency(ies):

Board of Trustees of the State of Nevada

Program manager:

Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc.

Program distributor:

Wealthfront Brokerage Corporation

Manager contract term:

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Maximum contributions:

Accepts contributions until all 529 account balances in Nevada's 529 plans for the same beneficiary reach $370,000.

Minimum contributions:

$500 minimum initial contribution. Subsequent contributions must be at least $100

Investment Options

Age-based investment options:

Wealthfront designs an individual portfolio for each account owner based on a risk tolerance assessment. An account owner's individual portfolio is assigned to one of 20 glide paths, each of which determines how the portfolio's asset allocations will change over time. Each glide path gradually shifts the asset allocations of the underlying or "Designated Portfolios" in an individual portfolio to progressively decreasing levels of expected risk as the college enrollment date approaches.

Underlying investments:

Vanguard and iShares ETFs

Underlying fund allocations:

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Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:


Account maintenance fee:


Program management fees:

0.06% (includes 0.01% Board Fee) plus advisory fee of 0.25%. The 0.25% advisory fee is waived for the first $10,000 ($25,000 for Nevada residents) of assets under management.

Expenses of the underlying investments:

Glide path fees range from 0.12% - 0.15%. Individual underlying portfolio fees range from 0.05% to 0.40%.

Total asset-based expense ratio:

The portfolio glide paths range from 0.43% to 0.46%. Individual underlying portfolios range from 0.11% - 0.71%. Final expenses may be lower as the 0.25% advisory fee portion is waived for the first $10,000 ($25,000 for Nevada residents) of assets under management.

Taxes and other Benefits

Program match on contributions:


State tax deduction or credit for contributions:

Not applicable. Nevada does not have a personal income tax.

State definition of qualified expenses

The state conforms with the federal definition of qualified education expenses, which includes expenses for higher education, as well as up to $10,000 per year in tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.

State tax treatment of qualified distributions:

Not applicable. Nevada does not have a personal income tax.

Does the state consider K-12 tuition expenses qualified?


Does the sponsoring state exclude the value of an account for state financial aid purposes?


Does participation in the program provide beneficiaries with any advantages in qualifying for resident tuition status at state institutions?


Statutory protection of an account from creditors:

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Distributions & Terminations

To whom are distributions made payable:

Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.

Account Changes

Policy regarding participant/owner changes:

Accepts requests to transfer account ownership.

Documents, Access & Reporting

Does participant have online password-protected access to account?


Can the complete enrollment process including funding be done online?


Documents and other services accessible or downloadable on the program's public Web site:

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