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Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)

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.

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  • Program typeSavings
  • Inception1997, substantially changed in 2021
  • State agency
    Connecticut State Treasurer
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    Fidelity Investments
  • Program distributor
    Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC

Investors in Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.

Use the form below to filter through the investment options in this plan

Child age

Max Expense Ratio:2.5%

Age Based Investment Options

Sometimes referred to as the enrollment-based option, this is an investment approach where your asset allocation is programmed to change over time. Accounts for young beneficiaries are invested aggressively and accounts for beneficiaries with college right around the corner are invested much more conservatively. In some 529 plans, the age-based option operates by automatically transferring your investment from one static portfolio to another at certain points in time. Others utilize lifecycle funds or employ lifecycle-type tactics within the portfolio containing your investment so that it is not necessary to transfer your investment between portfolios.

PortfolioE.R.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Fidelity Blend: College Portfolio0.4%15.01%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20210.41%18.42%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20240.45%32.28%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20270.49%45.27%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20300.52%58.57%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20330.56%71.91%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20360.58%85.28%N/AN/A
Fidelity Blend: Portfolio 20390.6%95.01%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: College Portfolio0.63%15.27%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20210.65%18.77%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20240.72%32.59%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20270.78%45.61%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20300.83%58.93%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20330.87%72.21%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20360.92%85.59%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Portfolio 20390.97%94.81%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: College Portfolio0.14%14.86%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20210.14%18.37%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20240.14%32.14%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20270.14%45.11%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20300.14%58.4%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20330.14%71.75%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20360.14%85.21%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Portfolio 20390.14%94.95%N/AN/A

Static Investment Options

This refers to an investment option that is not programmed to change over time. The individual fund portfolio and multi-fund portfolio described below are static options. So are many portfolios that do not use mutual funds, such as stable-value options, guaranteed options, CD options, etc.

PortfolioE.R.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Fidelity Funds: Aggressive Growth0.99%98.69%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Conservative0.5%0.49%N/AN/A
Fidelity Funds: Moderate Growth0.87%69.3%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Aggressive Growth0.13%100%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Conservative0.13%0%N/AN/A
Fidelity Index Fund: Moderate Growth0.13%69.82%N/AN/A

Individual Investment Options

Sometimes called a single-fund option, this is a portfolio invested in a single mutual fund. Often the name of the 529 portfolio is very similar to the name of the underlying mutual fund. A large number of broker-sold 529s offer an extensive line-up of individual fund options, while a smaller number of direct-sold 529s offer them.

PortfolioE.R.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Bank Deposit Portfolio0.5%0%N/AN/A
Fidelity 500 Index Portfolio0.11%100%N/AN/A
Inter Treas Index0.12%0%N/AN/A
International Index0.15%100%N/AN/A
Money Market0.58%0%N/AN/A
Ttl Mkt Index0.11%100%N/AN/A
U.S. Sustainability Index Portfolio0.2%100%N/AN/A
Principal Plus Interest Option (closed to new accounts 2/8/21)0%0%1.86%15 of 68

Use the form below to filter through the investment options in this plan

Child age

Max Expense Ratio:2.5%