Pennsylvania (PA) 529 College Savings Plans

Pennsylvania’s 529 Investment Plan is managed by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department with recordkeeping and investment services provided by Ascensus College Savings and The Vanguard Group respectively. The program features 3 age-based investment options and 10 static investment options, including a socially responsible equity portfolio, using Vanguard-managed portfolios. The Guaranteed Savings Plan, available only to Pennsylvania residents, functions as a unit-type prepaid tuition plan and provides protection against increasing tuition costs in various institutional categories.

Learn more about the features of the Pennsylvania 529 plans by selecting the links below.

Consumer Plans

Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan

In the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan, Pennsylvania residents acquire units that increase in value over time to track average tuition increases in one of several school categories as selected by the participant. The ability to switch...

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Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan

The Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan switched to Pennsylvania Treasury Department as program manager in July 2010 but still uses Upromise Investment Advisors, which was acquired by Ascensus College Savings in 2013, as recordkeeper and Vanguard as...

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ABLE Plans


The Pennsylvania ABLE Savings Program is offered through the National ABLE Alliance. The program is a tax-advantaged savings program offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving...

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