Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)

Fee Score

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Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)

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Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), a Fidelity-managed 529 plan follows the same approach as other Fidelity plans in Arizona, Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It features three age-based options; one using Fidelity Series actively managed funds; one using Fidelity Series index funds; and a third using a combination of the two. The plans also offer 11 static options, and one option that invests in an interest-bearing deposit account. Prior to February 2021, the plan was managed by TIAA-CREF.

Fee Score

4.5 / 5

Performance

N/A
  • Program type
    Savings
  • Inception
    1997, substantially changed in 2021
  • State agency
    Connecticut State Treasurer
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    Fidelity Investments
  • Program distributor
    Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC

Ratings & Rankings

Our overall rating for CT residents

New Plan

This is a recent program and does not yet have a 5-Cap Rating assigned.

Our overall rating for non-residents

New Plan

This is a recent program and does not yet have a 5-Cap Rating assigned.

SAVING FOR COLLEGE’S 5-Cap Ratings provides an evaluation and comparison of 529 plans, utilizing a formula that examines dozens of factors grouped into the following categories.

Eligibility

State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:

Did you know?

  • CT residents can claim a tax deduction for contributions to a CT 529 plan.

    Contributions are deductible in computing state taxable income

  • 529 plan contributions grow tax-free.

    Withdrawals are tax-free when used to pay for qualified higher education expenses.

  • You can contribute as much as you want, as often as you want.

    The key is to get started. Enroll today by completing a quick form online.

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Contributions

Maximum contributions:

Minimum contributions:

Does the program offer an e-gifting platform for receiving gift contributions?

Investment Options

Age-based/Enrollment Year investment options:

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Static investment options:

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Underlying fund allocations:

Portfolio Fees & Performance Lookup

Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:

Account maintenance fee:

Program management fees:

Expenses of the underlying investments:

Total asset-based expense ratio:

Taxes and other Benefits

  • Tax deduction for single filers
    $5,000/yr
  • Tax deduction for joint filers
    $10,000/yr

Example

Married filing jointly residents contributing $100/month can expect an additional $0 a year in tax savings.

Program match on contributions:

State tax deduction or credit for contributions:

State tax recapture provisions:

State definition of qualified expenses

State tax treatment of qualified distributions:

State tax treatment of rollovers:

Does the sponsoring state exclude the value of an account for state financial aid purposes?

Does participation in the program provide beneficiaries with any advantages in qualifying for resident tuition status at state institutions?

Is there a rewards program or outside scholarship program that works with this program?

Upromise Helps Families Save for College

Statutory protection of an account from creditors:

Did you know?

  • Residents are not limited to investing in their own state’s 529 plan.

    Another state may offer a plan that performs better and has lower fees.

  • The 529 plan chosen does not affect which state the student enrolls in.

    You can live in New York, open a plan from Nevada and send a student to college in Florida.

  • The best way to maximize your college savings?

    Start early and save often. You can get started today with easy online enrollment.

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Distributions & Terminations

To whom are distributions made payable:

Account Changes

Policy regarding participant/owner changes:

Documents, Access & Reporting

Does participant have online password-protected access to account?

Can the complete enrollment process including funding be done online?

Documents and other services accessible or downloadable on the program's public Web site:

Contact

Website:

Telephone:

Twitter

https://twitter.com/chet529

Plan News

State News

Start saving for your child’s future today

Complete the online application and make your first deposit

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