The team of Ascensus College Savings and The Vanguard Group manages the Arkansas Brighter Future Direct Plan, featuring target enrollment portfolio and static portfolio options utilizing Vanguard mutual funds, and an FDIC-insured savings option. Accounts can be linked to the Upromise rewards service.
- Program typeSavings
- Inception1999, but substantially changed in February 2005
- State agencyThe Arkansas 529 Plan Review Committee, composed of the Director of the Department of Higher Education, the Executive Director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, and the Arkansas State Treasurer
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerAscensus College Savings, with The Vanguard Group as investment manager
- Program distributorAscensus College Savings
|Asset Class||% Assets||Category Avg.|
|Short Term Bond||18%||18.45%|
Fees & Expenses (1 Year)
Total Expense Ratio
Fees vs Performance
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Growth of $10,000
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Data as of 09/30/2022.
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