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Alabama

CollegeCounts 529 Fund

The manager for the Alabama CollegeCounts 529 Fund direct-sold savings program changed from Van Kampen to Union Bank and Trust Company in August 2010. It features age-based, static and individual fund portfolio options using mutual funds from...

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Alaska

T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan

T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan, the nationally-branded version of Alaska's direct-sold 529 savings program mirrors the University of Alaska College Savings Plan but lacks the ACT Portfolio found in the UA program. The enrollment-based and static...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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University of Alaska College Savings Plan

The University of Alaska College Savings Plan is a direct-sold 529 savings plan. The Program features both enrollment-based and static portfolios, along with an additional portfolio called the ACT Portfolio providing special benefits to future...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Arizona

Arizona Family College Savings Program

College Savings Bank, a Division of NexBank SSB offers two FDIC-insured options as part of the Arizona Family College Savings Program: (1) fixed-rate CDs with one-year, two-year or three-year maturities; and (2) the CollegeSure Honors Savings...

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Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan

The Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan is a Fidelity-managed 529 plan follows the same approach as other Fidelity plans in Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It features three age-based options; one using Fidelity mutual funds; one using...

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California

The ScholarShare College Savings Plan

TIAA-CREF took over the management of the California ScholarShare College Savings Plan from Fidelity in November 2011. The plan features two age-based options; one using actively managed mutual funds and one using index mutual funds. It also offers...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Colorado

Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan

The team of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. and The Vanguard Group manages the Colorado Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan. It features age-based and static portfolio options utilizing Vanguard mutual funds. Accounts can be linked to the...

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Connecticut

Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)

Similar to other TIAA-managed 529 savings programs, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) features three age-based options along with eight static investment options....

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Delaware

Delaware College Investment Plan

Delaware College Investment Plan, a Fidelity-managed 529 plan follows the same approach as other Fidelity plans in Arizona, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It features three age-based options; one using Fidelity mutual funds; one using Fidelity...

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Florida

Florida 529 Savings Plan

Florida 529 Savings Plan - Instead of utilizing mutual funds, the Florida Prepaid College Board hires various money management firms to manage the separate investment pools, which are available as either static portfolios or as part of an age-based...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Hawaii

Hawaii's College Savings Program

Hawaii's College Savings Program switched program managers in November 2007 from Delaware Investments to Upromise Investments, Inc., which was acquired by Ascensus College Savings in 2013. The program uses Vanguard Funds in its age-based option,...

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Idaho

Idaho College Savings Program (IDeal)

The Idaho College Savings Program (IDeal) is managed by Ascensus College Savings and offers 10 investment options: three age-based options, six fixed portfolios using Vanguard mutual funds, and a Savings Portfolio invested in the Sallie Mae High-Yiel...

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Illinois

Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan

OppenheimerFunds Inc. became program manager in July 2007. The Illinois Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan features a choice of blended portfolios, which combine actively-managed and passively-managed underlying investments,...

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Indiana

CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan

In September 2008, Upromise Investments, Inc., which was acquired by Ascensus College Savings in 2013, took over the management of the Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan from JPMorgan, and it now features an age-based option using...

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CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan

Two FDIC-insured options are offered in the CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan: (1) fixed-rate CDs with one-year, two-year or three-year maturities, and (2) the Honors Savings Account, a high-yield savings account available from College Savings Bank,...

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Kansas

Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)

American Century manages the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) for Kansas, featuring three age-based tracks with a mix of American Century, Vanguard and Baird funds, one age-based track with Vanguard index funds, and 12...

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Kentucky

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust

The Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust is similar to other TIAA-managed 529 savings programs. The Plan features an age-based option, two 100% equity options, a balanced option, a fixed income option, and a guaranteed option....

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Maine

NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series

The Maine NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series is available through Merrill Edge. The plan utilizes BlackRock (including iShares) funds in its age-based and static options. In addition, the Principal Plus Portfolio and the NextGen...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Massachusetts

U.Fund College Investing Plan

Massachusetts' U.Fund College Investing Plan, a Fidelity-managed 529 plan follows the same approach as other Fidelity plans in Arizona, Delaware and New Hampshire. It features three age-based options; one using Fidelity mutual funds; one using...

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Michigan

Michigan Education Savings Program

The Michigan Education Savings Program is similar to other TIAA-managed 529 savings programs. The Program features an age-based option, four multi-fund options, a single fund option and a principal protection option....

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Minnesota

Minnesota College Savings Plan

Minnesota College Savings Plan is a TIAA-managed 529 savings program features an age-based option and ten fixed options including a guaranteed option....

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Mississippi

Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program

The Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program is similar to other TIAA-managed 529 savings programs, and features an age-based option, five risk-based options, and a guaranteed option....

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Missouri

MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)

MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold), managed by Ascensus College Savings, features three-age based options and 16 static portfolios with funds from Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors. Accounts can be linked to the...

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Nebraska

Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Direct College Savings Plan

Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Direct College Savings Plan switched program managers in December 2010 from Union Bank and Trust Company of Lincoln, Nebraska to First National Bank of Omaha. Accounts can be linked to the...

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New Hampshire

UNIQUE College Investing Plan

New Hampshire's UNIQUE College Investing Plan is Fidelity-managed 529 plan follows the same approach as other Fidelity plans in Arizona, Delaware and Massachusetts. It features three age-based options; one using Fidelity mutual funds, one using...

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New Jersey

NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan

New Jersey's NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan is managed by Franklin Templeton and features age-based and static portfolio options utilizing mutual funds and/or ETFs along with a money market option....

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New Mexico

Scholar'sEdge

New Mexico's Scholar'sEdge, an advisor-sold 529 savings program, managed by OppenheimerFunds, features age-based and static portfolio options utilizing OppenheimerFunds, American Century, Dreyfus, Monetta, and MainStay mutual funds along with a...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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The Education Plan's College Savings Program

The Education Plan College Savings Program is managed by OppenheimerFunds and features age-based and static portfolio options, some of which are a blend of active-managed funds and index funds, and others are entirely composed of index funds....

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New York

New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan

The team of Ascensus College Savings and The Vanguard Group manages New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan. It features age-based and static portfolio options utilizing Vanguard mutual funds. Accounts can be linked to the...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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North Carolina

National College Savings Program

North Carolina's National College Savings program features Vanguard funds in its age-based and static options, along with a fixed-income option managed by the state treasurer and a federally-insured deposit option through the State Employees Credit...

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North Dakota

College SAVE

North Dakota's College SAVE, managed by Ascensus College Savings, offers 9 investment options: three age-based options and six individual portfolios managed by Vanguard. Accounts can be linked to the...

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Ohio

Ohio CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan

The investment menu in the Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan features a set of 3 age-based and 16 static investment options using Vanguard funds, a set of age-based options using Vanguard and DFA funds, 2 DFA static investment options, and 2...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Oregon

Oregon College Savings Plan

TIAA-CREF took over the management of the Oregon College Savings Plan in March 2010. It features age-based and static portfolio options utilizing mutual funds from a variety of fund families along with a guaranteed investment option from TIAA-CREF....

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Other

Private College 529 Plan

Formerly known as Independent 529 Plan, the Private College 529 Plan is the only private-college-run 529 plan in the country, this prepayment program allows families to lock in tuition at any of its 280-plus participating private colleges....

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Rhode Island

CollegeBound Saver (Direct-sold)

The CollegeBound Saver program is Rhode Island's direct-sold plan open to Rhode Island residents and non-residents. It features a menu of age-based and static portfolio options utilizing Invesco, Vanguard and BlackRock mutual funds along with a...

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South Carolina

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)

South Carolina's Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold), available on a direct basis only to those who meet certain South Carolina residency requirements, features a menu of age-based and static portfolio options utilizing Columbia...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Texas

Texas College Savings Plan

The Texas College Savings plan, managed by NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC offers two age-based investment options and seven static options using underlying investments managed by Artisan, DFA, Dodge & Cox, Dreyfus, Invesco, T. Rowe Price, ...

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Texas Tuition Promise Fund

With the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund closed to new enrollment, this unit-based prepaid plan steps in to provide Texas families with an opportunity to prepay future tuition and mandatory fees at Texas public institutions. By shifting the tuition...

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Virginia

Invest529

Virginia's Invest529 state-administered 529 savings program features a mix of different mutual funds and separately-managed accounts in its age-based and static portfolio options....

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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Prepaid529

Virginia's Prepaid529 offers a variety of tuition packages to Virginia families....

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Wisconsin

Edvest

TIAA-CREF succeeded Wells Fargo as manager of Wisconsin's Edvest 529 savings program in October 2012. The revised program features two age-based options, eight static portfolio options, and five individual fund options utilizing mutual funds from...

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In Savingforcollege.com's latest quarterly rankings, this plan ranked in the top 10 for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and/or 10-year performance.

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