529 PLANS

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Plan To whom are distributions made payable:
CollegeCounts 529 Fund
Alabama
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
CollegeCounts 529 Fund Advisor Plan
Alabama
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Enable Savings Plan Alabama
Alabama
A qualified withdrawal will be distributed to the account owner. If there is an authorized individual on the account, a qualified withdrawal will be payable to the account owner. Distributions will be sent to the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Program
Alabama
Payments are made directly to the college or university.
Alaska ABLE Plan
Alaska
Qualified withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
John Hancock Freedom 529
Alaska
Beneficiary and an eligible educational institution jointly, an eligible educational institution for the benefit of the beneficiary (FBO), beneficiary, estate of the beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan
Alaska
Beneficiary and an eligible educational institution jointly, beneficiary, estate of the beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
University of Alaska College Savings Plan
Alaska
Beneficiary and an eligible educational institution jointly, beneficiary, estate of the beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Arizona Family College Savings Program
Arizona
Account owner, beneficiary or educational instituion.
Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan
Arizona
To whomever the account owner specifies - the account owner, the beneficiary, a school, or anyone else.
Ivy InvestEd 529 Plan
Arizona
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
GIFT College Investing Plan
Arkansas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
iShares 529 Plan
Arkansas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
ScholarShare 529
California
Beneficiary, eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Colorado ABLE
Colorado
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan
Colorado
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Scholars Choice College Savings Program
Colorado
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Smart Choice College Savings Plan
Colorado
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Stable Value Plus College Savings Program
Colorado
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)
Connecticut
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) -- Advisor Plan
Connecticut
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Delaware College Investment Plan
Delaware
To whomever the account owner specifies - the account owner, the beneficiary, a school, or anyone else.
DC 529 College Savings Program (Advisor-sold)
District of Columbia
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
DC ABLE
District of Columbia
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
DC College Savings Plan
District of Columbia
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
ABLE United
Florida
A distribution may be made payable to the beneficiary, a custodian or a third party by submitting a request. The individual submitting the request is responsible for providing the correct information about the payee.
Florida 529 Savings Plan
Florida
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Florida Prepaid College Plan
Florida
Eligible educational institution; a cancellation refund or scholarship refund is payable to account owner
Georgia STABLE
Georgia
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative may direct withdrawals from a STABLE Account.
Path2College 529 Plan
Georgia
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Hawaii's College Savings Program
Hawaii
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Idaho College Savings Program (IDeal)
Idaho
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Bright Directions Advisor-Guided 529 College Savings Program
Illinois
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Bright Start Advisor-Sold College Savings Program
Illinois
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Bright Start Direct-Sold College Savings Program
Illinois
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program
Illinois
Benefits are paid directly to the school on behalf of the beneficiary; refunds are made to the purchaser/owner of the account.
Illinois ABLE
Illinois
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan
Indiana
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan
Indiana
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan
Indiana
Account owner, beneficiary or educational institution.
INvestABLE Indiana
Indiana
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
College Savings Iowa
Iowa
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
IAble Plan
Iowa
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the Account or a third party designated by the account owner.
IAdvisor 529 Plan
Iowa
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Kansas ABLE Savings Plan
Kansas
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)
Kansas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Learning Quest Advisor
Kansas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Schwab 529 College Savings Plan
Kansas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust
Kentucky
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT)
Kentucky
Benefit distributions are made to either the higher-education institution or account owner. Refunds are made to the account owner.
STABLE Kentucky
Kentucky
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative may direct withdrawals from a STABLE Account.
LA ABLE
Louisiana
A qualified withdrawal will be distributed to the account owner and sent to the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
START Saving Program
Louisiana
Qualified withdrawals are made payable to the educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner; nonqualified withdrawals (refunds) are made payable to the account owner.
NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series
Maine
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Select Series
Maine
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan
Maryland
Beneficiary, beneficiary and eligible educational institution jointly, estate of beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
College Savings Plans of Maryland -- Prepaid College Trust
Maryland
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Attainable Savings Plan
Massachusetts
The designated beneficiary or PSA, as applicable, may request a distribution.
U.Fund College Investing Plan
Massachusetts
To whomever the account owner specifies - the account owner, the beneficiary, a school, or anyone else.
U.Plan
Massachusetts
Account owner or eligible educational institution.
MI 529 Advisor Plan
Michigan
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, institution and beneficiary jointly, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
MiABLE
Michigan
Qualified withdrawals will be payable to the account owner. Distributions will be sent to the address on the account, a third party designated by the account owner or by ACH.
Michigan Education Savings Program
Michigan
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, institution and beneficiary jointly, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Michigan Education Trust
Michigan
To the higher education institution if beneficiary is attending college; to the refund designee name in the MET contract if beneficiary is not attending college
Minnesota ABLE Plan
Minnesota
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Minnesota College Savings Plan
Minnesota
Eligible educational institution and/or the beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program
Mississippi
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program
Mississippi
Educational institution.
MO ABLE
Missouri
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative may direct withdrawals from a STABLE Account.
MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)
Missouri
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Achieve Montana
Montana
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Montana ABLE
Montana
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Montana Family Education Savings Program -- Bank Plan
Montana
Account owner or beneficiary.
Enable Savings Plan
Nebraska
A Qualified Withdrawal will be distributed to the account owner and sent to the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Advisor College Savings Plan
Nebraska
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Direct College Savings Plan
Nebraska
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
State Farm College Savings Plan
Nebraska
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan
Nebraska
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
ABLE Nevada
Nevada
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program
Nevada
Account owner, eligible educational institution, or other third party, as directed by account owner.
Putnam 529 for America
Nevada
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
SSGA Upromise 529 Plan
Nevada
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan
Nevada
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
USAA 529 College Savings Plan
Nevada
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Fidelity Advisor 529 Plan
New Hampshire
Beneficiary, eligible educational institution, or other distributee including the account owner
UNIQUE College Investing Plan
New Hampshire
To whomever the account owner specifies - the account owner, the beneficiary, a school, or anyone else.
Franklin Templeton 529 College Savings Plan
New Jersey
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan
New Jersey
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Scholar's Edge
New Mexico
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
The Education Plan's College Savings Program
New Mexico
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
New York's 529 Advisor-Guided College Savings Plan
New York
Choice of account owner, beneficiary, or eligible educational institution; if the institution, then the withdrawal amount is first directed to the NY Higher Education Services Corp. and then paid to the institution from HESC
New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan
New York
Choice of account owner, beneficiary, or eligible educational institution; if the institution, then the withdrawal amount is first directed to the NY Higher Education Services Corp. and then paid to the institution from HESC.
NY ABLE
New York
Qualified withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
National College Savings Program
North Carolina
Participant, designated beneficiary, or copayable to the beneficiary and eligible educational institution, as directed by the participant.
The NC ABLE Program
North Carolina
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
College SAVE (Advisor)
North Dakota
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
College SAVE (Direct)
North Dakota
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
BlackRock CollegeAdvantage Advisor 529 Savings Plan
Ohio
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed 529 Savings Plan
Ohio
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Ohio CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan
Ohio
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
STABLE Account
Ohio
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative may direct withdrawals from a STABLE Account.
Oklahoma College Savings Plan
Oklahoma
Eligible educational institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Oklahoma Dream 529 Plan
Oklahoma
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
ABLEforAll
Oregon
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative, may direct withdrawals from an ABLE account.
MFS 529 Savings Plan
Oregon
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Oregon ABLE Savings Plan
Oregon
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative, may direct withdrawals from an ABLE account.
Oregon College Savings Plan
Oregon
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Private College 529 Plan
Other
Eligible educational institution or account owner; qualified distributions to account owner require substantiating documentation.
PA ABLE
Pennsylvania
Qualified withdrawals may be paid directly to the account owner or to a designated third party.
Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
Pennsylvania
Account owner, eligible educational institution, or third parties (other than the beneficiary) designated by the account owner. Substantiation of expenses is required in order to receive full value as a qualified withdrawal.
Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan
Pennsylvania
The account owner, designated beneficiary, or an eligible educational institution.
CollegeBound 529 (Advisor-sold)
Rhode Island
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
CollegeBound Saver (Direct-sold)
Rhode Island
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
RI's ABLE
Rhode Island
Withdrawals will be sent by check or ACH to the account owner at the address on the account or a third party designated by the account owner.
Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Advisor-sold)
South Carolina
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, beneficiary and institution jointly, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)
South Carolina
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, beneficiary and institution jointly, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program
South Carolina
Tuition benefits are paid directly to the eligible educational institution and refunds are paid to the account owner.
CollegeAccess 529 (Advisor-sold)
South Dakota
Account owner, beneficiary, eligible educational institution, or third-party, as directed by the account owner
CollegeAccess 529 (Direct-sold)
South Dakota
Account owner, beneficiary, eligible educational institution, or third-party, as directed by the account owner.
ABLE TN
Tennessee
A withdrawal may be made payable to a designated beneficiary or the designated beneficiary's legal representative.
Tennessee's BEST Prepaid College Tuition Plan
Tennessee
The purchaser, beneficiary or the institution of higher education
TNStars College Savings 529 Program
Tennessee
The purchaser, beneficiary or the institution of higher education. Non-qualified withdrawals that are "refunds" or that are eligible for a waiver of the federal 10 percent penalty tax are payable to the purchaser.
Lonestar 529 Plan
Texas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Texas College Savings Plan
Texas
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Texas
Tuition payments are made to the educational institution that the beneficiary attends; scholarship, cancellation, and private college refunds are paid to the contract purchaser and joint purchaser, if applicable.
Texas Tuition Promise Fund
Texas
Tuition payments are made to the educational institution that the beneficiary attends.
Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)
Utah
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
Vermont ABLE
Vermont
Only the beneficiary, or, if one has been named, the authorized legal representative may direct withdrawals from a STABLE Account.
Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan
Vermont
Eligible education institution or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
ABLEnow
Virginia
Account owners or authorized representatives can withdraw money from an account by using their ABLEnow Debit Card. Cash withdrawals are not permitted.
CollegeAmerica
Virginia
Account owner, beneficiary, or eligible educational institution
Invest529
Virginia
Account owner, beneficiary, eligible educational institution, or other third party, as directed by account owner.
Prepaid529
Virginia
Eligible educational institution.
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
Washington
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
SMART529 Prepaid Tuition Plan
West Virginia
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
SMART529 Select
West Virginia
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan
West Virginia
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner.
The Hartford SMART529
West Virginia
Eligible educational institution, beneficiary, or account owner, as directed by the account owner
Edvest
Wisconsin
Account owner, beneficiary, eligible educational institution, or other third party, as directed by account owner.
Tomorrow's Scholar 529 Plan
Wisconsin
Account owner, beneficiary, eligible educational institution, or other third party, as directed by account owner
 

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