Research and compare 529 plans

Use this section to research 529 plans from every state. We provide plan information and tools that help you choose which plan is right for you. We have even rated all of the nation's 529 plans so you can quickly compare overall effectiveness of each plan.


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For state residents

Not sure where to start when choosing a 529 plan? Begin by understanding your state's 529 plan and state tax treatment.

529 plan featured articles

What you can pay for with a 529 plan
529 plans offer tax-free withdrawals when the funds are used to pay for qualified higher education expenses. In general, this includes costs of attending an eligible post-secondary educational institution. Starting January 1, 2018, this definition is expanded to include up to $10K per year in tuition for K-12 schools.
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New tax law brings big changes to 529 plans
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a small provision that would allow 529 plans to be used for K-12 tuition, and allow rollovers into ABLE accounts.
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GOP bill would eliminate Coverdell ESAs and make 529s more flexible
Learn how proposals included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could change 529 plans and Coverdell ESAs, and how it might affect your college savings strategy.
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