529 PLANS

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Plan Minimum contributions:
CollegeCounts 529 Fund
Alabama
No minimum.
CollegeCounts 529 Fund Advisor Plan
Alabama
No minimum.
Enable Savings Plan Alabama
Alabama
The minimum initial contribution amount is $50 per account unless you sign up for the Automatic Investment Plan or payroll deduction. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $25, but is waived if you are signed up for Automatic Investment Plan or payroll deduction.
Alaska ABLE Plan
Alaska
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
John Hancock Freedom 529
Alaska
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $1,000 per portfolio, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per portfolio. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per month.
T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan
Alaska
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per portfolio per month.
University of Alaska College Savings Plan
Alaska
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per portfolio per month.
Arizona Family College Savings Program
Arizona
Fixed Rate CDs:
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per pay period via payroll deduction. Deposits under $250 are held in an interest bearing savings account, and each time the balance reaches $250, a CD purchase is made.

Honors Savings Account:
The minimum initial deposit is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per pay period via payroll deduction.
Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan
Arizona
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $50, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per month or $45 per quarter.
Ivy InvestEd 529 Plan
Arizona
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $750 per fund and subsequent investments do not have a limit. With the automatic investment plan, the initial opening account minimum is $150 per fund and the subsequent contribution level is $50 per month. No account minimum to establish an account via payroll deduction or salary deferral.
GIFT College Investing Plan
Arkansas
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $10. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $10 per month or $30 per quarter via bank transfer or $5 per pay period via payroll deduction.
iShares 529 Plan
Arkansas
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $500, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per month or $150 per quarter via bank transfer or $25 per pay period via payroll deduction. The minimum contribution drops to $25 for gift contributions made through the Plan's Ugift feature.
The ScholarShare College Savings Plan
California
With lump-sum contributions and non-payroll automatic contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25 per investment portfolio. The minimum subsequent contribution of $25 per investment portfolio has been waived. With the payroll deduction plan, the minimum contribution level per portfolio is $15 per payroll period.
Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan
Colorado
The minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $15.
Scholars Choice College Savings Program
Colorado
The minimum initial contribution is $250, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50. The minimum is waived for employer-sponsored arrangements. The $250 minimum initial contribution is also waived with the establishment of periodic automatic funds transfer of $50 or greater.
Smart Choice College Savings Plan
Colorado
No minimum.
Stable Value Plus College Savings Program
Colorado
The minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $15.
Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)
Connecticut
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) -- Advisor Plan
Connecticut
The minimum initial contribution for payments via check is $50, with additional investments of at least $25 per Account; For initial contributions made via electronic transfers or Payroll Direct Deposit or through the Automatic Investment Program, the minimum initial and subsequent contributions are $25 per Account.
Delaware College Investment Plan
Delaware
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $50, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per month or $45 per quarter.
DC 529 College Savings Program (Advisor-sold)
District of Columbia
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold)
District of Columbia
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
ABLE United
Florida
None
Florida 529 Savings Plan
Florida
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250, and subsequent contributions can be any amount. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month.
Path2College 529 Plan
Georgia
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
Hawaii's College Savings Program
Hawaii
$15
Idaho College Savings Program (IDeal)
Idaho
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
Bright Directions College Savings Program
Illinois
No minimum.
Bright Start College Savings Program -- Advisor-sold Plan
Illinois
The minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $15. Minimums may be lowered for employer-sponsored plans.
Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan
Illinois
The minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $15. Minimums may be lowered for employer-sponsored plans.
Illinois ABLE
Illinois
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan
Indiana
$25
CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan
Indiana
$25
CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan
Indiana
Fixed Rate CDs: With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per pay period via payroll deduction. Deposits under $250 are held in an interest bearing savings account, and each time the balance reaches $250, a CD purchase is made.

Honors Savings Account: The minimum initial deposit is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per pay period via payroll deduction.

College Savings Iowa
Iowa
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
IAble Plan
Iowa
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
IAdvisor 529 Plan
Iowa
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial and subsequent contribution is $250 per investment option ($50 per month per option with the automatic investment plan, $25 per pay period per option with payroll direct deposit).
Kansas ABLE Savings Plan
Kansas
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)
Kansas
An account may be opened with a lump-sum contribution or monthly automatic investment minimum of $25.
Learning Quest Advisor
Kansas
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month.
Schwab 529 College Savings Plan
Kansas
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month.
Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust
Kentucky
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
STABLE Kentucky
Kentucky
The minimum initial contribution amount is $50.00 per STABLE Account. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $1.00 per STABLE Account.
START Saving Program
Louisiana
$10
NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series
Maine
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $25; may be waived for Maine residents eligible for certain grants and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, there is no initial contribution required but subsequent automated contributions must be at least $25 per month. All contributions must allocate a minimum of $25 per portfolio.
NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Select Series
Maine
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 ($25 per portfolio), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 ($25 per portfolio), may be waived for Maine residents eligible for certain Maine grants. With the automatic investment plan, there is no initial contribution amount required but subsequent automated contributions must be at least $50 ($25 per portfolio) per month.
College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan
Maryland
The minimum contribution requirements are a lump sum of $250 or, signing up for automatic monthly contributions of at least $25. The minimum for subsequent contributions is $25. .
Attainable Savings Plan
Massachusetts
The minimum to open an Attainable Plan Account is $50 with an initial lump sum investment, or $15 if you establish a systematic contribution plan for the Attainable Plan Account.
U.Fund College Investing Plan
Massachusetts
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $50, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per month or $45 per quarter.
MI 529 Advisor Plan
Michigan
$25 per investment portfolio.
MiABLE
Michigan
$25 per account unless the Account Owner signs up for the automatic investment plan (AIP) or payroll deduction of at least $15 per payroll. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $25, but is waived if the Account Owner is signed up for AIP or payroll deduction.
Michigan Education Savings Program
Michigan
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
Minnesota ABLE Plan
Minnesota
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
Minnesota College Savings Plan
Minnesota
$25 per investment option, or $15 per investment option via payroll deduction.
Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program
Mississippi
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
MO ABLE
Missouri
The minimum initial contribution amount is $50.00 per STABLE Account. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $1.00 per STABLE Account.
MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)
Missouri
No minimum.
Achieve Montana
Montana
$25 or $15 through payroll deduction.
Montana Family Education Savings Program -- Bank Plan
Montana
CollegeSure CD:
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per payroll via payroll deduction. Deposits under $250 are held in an interest bearing savings account, and each time the balance reaches $250, a CD purchase is made.

InvestorSure CD:
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per payroll via payroll deduction. Deposits under $250 are held in an interest bearing savings account, and each time the balance reaches $250, a CD purchase is made on the next CD issue date.

Fixed Rate CDs:
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month via electronic funds transfer, or $25 per pay period via payroll deduction. Deposits under $250 are held in an interest bearing savings account, and each time the balance reaches $250, a CD purchase is made.

Honors Savings Account:
The minimum contribution is $250 and must be contributed by electronic check through the state 529 program website or the College Savings Bank website.
Enable Savings Plan
Nebraska
The minimum initial contribution amount is $50 per account unless the Account Owner signs up for AIP or payroll deduction of at least $25 per month. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $25, but is waived if the Account Owner is signed up for AIP or payroll deduction.
Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Advisor College Savings Plan
Nebraska
No minimum.
Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Direct College Savings Plan
Nebraska
No minimum.
State Farm College Savings Plan
Nebraska
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 per account, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per portfolio. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per portfolio.
TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan
Nebraska
No minimum.
ABLE Nevada
Nevada
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
Putnam 529 for America
Nevada
$25 minimum initial contribution, currently being waived.
SSGA Upromise 529 Plan
Nevada
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $15, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $15 per month or $45 per quarter. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per month or $45 per quarter via bank transfer or $15 per paycheck via payroll deduction.
The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan
Nevada
The minimum initial contribution is $3,000 or $50 through an employer automatic investment plan. The minimum initial contribution for Nevada residents is $1,000 or $50 through employer automatic investment. The minimum subsequent contribution is $50.
USAA 529 College Savings Plan
Nevada
The initial contribution is $50 with the establishment of an automatic investment plan of at least $50 per month ($15 for contributions through Ugift), or $250 lump-sum contribution.
Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan
Nevada
$500 minimum initial contribution. Subsequent contributions must be at least $100
Fidelity Advisor 529 Plan
New Hampshire
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $1,000, with no minimum for subsequent investments. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per month.
UNIQUE College Investing Plan
New Hampshire
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $50, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $15 per month or $45 per quarter.
Franklin Templeton 529 College Savings Plan
New Jersey
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 per investment option, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per month.
NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan
New Jersey
$25 per investment option.
Scholar'sEdge
New Mexico
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 ($25 per portfolio), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25.
The Education Plan's College Savings Program
New Mexico
The required minimum initial contribution is $25, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month.
New York's 529 Advisor-Guided College Savings Plan
New York
The minimum initial contribution is $1,000 per account. The minimum subsequent contribution is $25 per account.
New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan
New York
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
National College Savings Program
North Carolina
The minimum initial contribution is $25 and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25.
The NC ABLE Program
North Carolina
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
College SAVE (Advisor class)
North Dakota
The minimum initial contribution is $25.00 and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25.00 ($12.50 for payroll direct deposit.)
College SAVE (Direct class)
North Dakota
The minimum initial contribution is $25.00 and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25.00 ($12.50 for payroll direct deposit.)
BlackRock CollegeAdvantage Advisor 529 Savings Plan
Ohio
The minimum initial contribution is $25 per investment option and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25.
CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed 529 Savings Plan
Ohio
Currently not accepting contributions.
Ohio CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan
Ohio
$25 ($500 for the Fifth Third CD option).
STABLE Account
Ohio
The minimum initial contribution amount is $50.00 per STABLE Account. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $1.00 per STABLE Account.
Oklahoma College Savings Plan
Oklahoma
The minimum initial contribution is $100 per investment option, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25 per investment option via bank transfer or $15 per investment option via payroll deduction.
Oklahoma Dream 529 Plan
Oklahoma
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $1,000 (with at least $250 per investment option), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per investment option. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum initial contribution is $250 and the minimum contribution level is $50 per investment option per month.
ABLEforAll
Oregon
The minimum initial contribution amount is $25 per ABLE Account. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $10 per ABLE Account.
MFS 529 Savings Plan
Oregon
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250. There is no minimum for subsequent contributions or for contributions into the automatic contribution plan.
Oregon ABLE Savings Plan
Oregon
The minimum initial contribution amount is $25 per ABLE Account. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $10 per ABLE Account.
Oregon College Savings Plan
Oregon
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial and subsequent contribution is $25 per investment portfolio. With automatic payroll deductions, the minimum contribution level is $15 per investment portfolio per pay period.
PA ABLE
Pennsylvania
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
Pennsylvania
$15 per transaction; $25 minimum contribution through Ugift.
Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan
Pennsylvania
$25 per transaction, or $15 per transaction via payroll deduction. $25 minimum contribution through Ugift.
CollegeBound 529 (Advisor-sold)
Rhode Island
None
CollegeBound Saver (Direct-sold)
Rhode Island
None
RI's ABLE
Rhode Island
The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Advisor-sold)
South Carolina
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $100, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25. With the automatic investment plan, there are no minimum payments.
Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)
South Carolina
None
CollegeAccess 529 (Advisor-sold)
South Dakota
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $1,000 ($250 per investment option), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per investment option. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum initial contribution is $250 and the minimum subsequent contribution level is $50 per month.
CollegeAccess 529 (Direct-sold)
South Dakota
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 per investment option, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per investment option. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per investment option per month.
ABLE TN
Tennessee
There is minimum $25 initial contribution per investment option required to open account.
Tennessee's BEST Prepaid College Tuition Plan
Tennessee
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is one unit, and subsequent contributions can be any amount. With automatic investments from a bank account, the minimum contribution level is $25.
TNStars College Savings 529 Program
Tennessee
The minimum initial or subsequent contribution to an account for each investment option is $25. Once an initial contribution is made to the account, there are no required subsequent contributions.
Lonestar 529 Plan
Texas
$25 per portfolio, or $15 per portfolio with the automatic contribution plan.
Texas College Savings Plan
Texas
$25 per portfolio, or $15 per portfolio with the automatic contribution plan.
Texas Tuition Promise Fund
Texas
One unit initially; subsequent purchases must be at least $15. Extended payment plans are available.
Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)
Utah
No minimum.
Vermont ABLE
Vermont
The minimum initial contribution amount is $50.00 per STABLE Account. The minimum subsequent contribution amount is $1.00 per STABLE Account.
Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan
Vermont
$25, or $15 per pay period via payroll deduction.
ABLEnow
Virginia
There is no minimum initial contribution amount or minimum subsequent contribution amount, however the first $2,000 will be held in the deposit account and only additional funds may be allocated to other investment options.
CollegeAmerica
Virginia
The minimum initial contribution is $250 per fund ($1,000 for American Funds Money Market Fund), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per fund. For an employer-sponsored program, the minimum contributions are $25 per fund.
Invest529
Virginia
The minimum initial contribution is $25. No minimum ongoing contributions are required.
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
Washington
One unit ($172 through May 31, 2015).
SMART529 Select
West Virginia
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 per fund ($50 per fund for West Virginia residents), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25 per fund (no minimum for West Virginia residents). With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month per fund ($15 per month per fund for West Virginia residents).
SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan
West Virginia
No minimum.
The Hartford SMART529
West Virginia
With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 ($50 for West Virginia residents), and the minimum subsequent contribution is $25 (no minimum for West Virginia residents). With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $25 per month ($15 per month for West Virginia residents).
Edvest
Wisconsin
$25 per investment option, or $15 per investment option with the automatic contribution plan.
Tomorrow's Scholar 529 Plan
Wisconsin
$250, or $25 per month with the automatic contribution plan.
 

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