Understanding 529 Plans

Use this section to learn about 529 Plans, see answers to commonly asked 529 questions and get the latest news from the 529 industry. You can take a tutorial to explain 529 Plans and learn about how to save for college most effectively.


What is a 529 Plan?

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Find answers to the most commonly asked questions investors have about 529 plans.

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529 Tutorial

Take our 7 step tutorial to learn about investing in 529 plans.

For Grandparents

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Grandparents and 529s work well together! In this section we explain gift rules, retirement planning and how best to provide for your grandchild's college education. Learn more...

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