After 18 years, the UA College Savings Plan Launches New Brand

The UA College Savings Plan announced that it is changing its name to Alaska 529 as of October 15, 2019. The Alaska-based education savings plan is offered by the Education Trust of Alaska.

After 2017 tax reform expanded the use of 529 plans, the Education Trust of Alaska determined the need for a name and a brand that better represents the products and services it provides.

"This name change was made to reflect our versatility as an education savings plan that can be used for qualified expenses at nearly all colleges, universities and technical schools nationwide, as well as for K-12 tuition," said Tammi Weaver, the trust's executive officer. "The name may be new, but with Alaska 529, account holders will still experience high-quality plan benefits, customer service and investment management, and the value of our 18-year relationship with program manager T. Rowe Price."
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