Arkansas 529 College Savings Plans

Arkansas’ direct-sold 529 savings program, the Arkansas Brighter Future 529 Plan, is managed by Ascensus College Savings and features age-based and static portfolio options utilizing Vanguard mutual funds. An advisor-sold Arkansas 529 plan, the Arkansas Brighter Future 529 Advisor Plan, was added in 2007 as the first 529 plan to exclusively feature exchange-traded funds (ETF).

Learn more about each Arkansas 529 plan by clicking on the links below.

Arkansas 529 Tax Benefit

Consumer Plans

The team of Ascensus College Savings and The Vanguard Group manages the Arkansas Brighter Future Direct Plan, featuring age-based and static portfolio options utilizing Vanguard mutual funds, and an FDIC-insured savings option. Accounts can be linked to the Upromise rewards service....

Resident

4 / 5

Non-Resident

3.5 / 5
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Advisor Sold Plans

Arkansas' Brighter Future Advisor Plan from BlackRock is comprised solely of iShares ETFs and offers 7 year-of-enrollment portfolios, 4 asset allocation options, and 17 individual portfolios. These 21 portfolios can be mixed and matched or used independently of one another to achieve the investment allocation desired. Accounts can be linked to the Upromise rewards service....

Resident

5 / 5

Non-Resident

4.5 / 5

ABLE plans

The Arkansas ABLE Plan is offered through the National ABLE Alliance. The program is established under the state's ABLE legislation and Section 529A and administered by the Office of the Arkansas State Treasurer. It allows an account owner to save for qualified disability expenses without disqualification from federal benefits....