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Illinois (IL) 529 College Savings Plans

Illinois has three 529 college savings plans, as well as a prepaid tuition program. The Bright Start College Savings Program, managed by OFI Private Investments Inc., comes in a direct-sold version and an advisor sold version. (The direct-sold Bright Start program has more investment options.) The Bright Directions College Savings Program is an advisor-sold 529 savings program managed by Union Bank and Trust Company, offering a diverse selection of fund families including funds managed by female- and minority-owned firms. CollegeIlinois!, the state’s prepaid tuition program, is available only to Illinois residents.

The links below provide specific details for each of the Illinois 529 plans.

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Bright Directions College Savings Program

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Bright Start College Savings Program -- Advisor-sold Plan

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Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan

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College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program

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