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Nevada 's Vanguard 529 Savings Plan is administered by Ascensus College Savings but carries the Vanguard brand and features a wide offering of Vanguard mutual funds in its age-based and static portfolio options. Accounts can be linked to the Upromise rewards service.

Resident Rating
Non-Resident Rating

Savingforcollege.com's 5-Cap Ratings provides an evaluation and comparison of 529 plans, utilizing a formula that examines dozens of factors grouped into the following categories. (Scale 0 to 5; 5 is highest)

Performance Costs Features Reliability Resident Upgrade
3.75 4.05 3.67 5.00 0.00


Program type:


How to enroll:

Enroll directly with the program.

Initial year of operation:


State agency(ies):

Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada

Program manager:

Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc.

Program distributor:

Vanguard Marketing Corporation

Manager contract term:

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State residency requirements:


Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

U.S. citizens and resident aliens at least 18 years old and UGMA/UTMA custodians.

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:



Maximum contributions:

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

Minimum contributions:

The minimum initial contribution is $3,000 or $50 through an employer automatic investment plan. The minimum initial contribution for Nevada residents is $1,000 or $50 through employer automatic investment. The minimum subsequent contribution is $50.

Investment Options

Age-based investment options:

The Age-Based Option offers a choice among 3 different risk levels (Aggressive, Moderate, or Conservative) each containing 12 portfolios of underlying mutual funds. Contributions are placed into the portfolio corresponding to the selected risk level and number of years to expected enrollment, and later reassigned to more conservative portfolios as the beneficiary approaches college age.

Static investment options:

Select among 15 multi-fund portfolios and 15 individual-fund portfolios.

Underlying investments:

Vanguard mutual funds.

Underlying fund allocations:

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Portfolio Fees & Performance Lookup

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Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:


Account maintenance fee:

$20 annually on accounts below $3,000.

Program management fees:

0.09% to 0.19%

Expenses of the underlying investments:

Not applicable, 0.04% to 0.08% in the age-based portfolios; 0.04% tp 0.09% in the static blend portfolios; and 0.02% to 0.34% in the individual portfolios.

Total asset-based expense ratio:

0.17% - 0.45%

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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