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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.

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