Massachusetts (MA) 529 College Savings Plans

Massachusetts has two programs available: the U.Fund College Investing Plan, a direct-sold 529 college savings plan managed by Fidelity Investments using Fidelity mutual funds, and the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program, offered by MEFA. The U.Plan is not a qualifying 529 plan but is nevertheless tax-free for federal and Massachusetts income tax purposes because participants are purchasing Massachusetts general obligation bonds. The bonds are redeemable to pay specified percentages of tuition and mandatory fees at 80 participating private and public Massachusetts colleges and universities, thereby keeping pace with tuition inflation at those institutions.

Read more about each Massachusetts program by following the links below.

Consumer Plans

U.Fund College Investing Plan

Massachusetts' U.Fund College Investing Plan, a Fidelity-managed 529 plan follows the same approach as other Fidelity plans in Arizona, Delaware and New Hampshire. It features three age-based options; one using Fidelity mutual funds; one using ...



The Massachusetts U.Plan, not a true 529 plan, issues Massachusetts general obligation bonds (federal and MA state tax-free) which will be accepted at participating Massachusetts institutions in payment of tuition. ...


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