The DC College Savings Plan is managed by Ascensus College Savings. Ascensus succeeded Calvert Investments as program manager in March 2017. The plan features a menu of age-based and static portfolio options utilizing investments from BlackRock, Vanguard, Loomis Sayles, JP Morgan, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), Schwab, and Ameritas Life. The program was formerly sold nationally through financial advisors and on a load-waived basis to District of Columbia residents. The plan is now sold nationally on a direct-sold basis only.
- Program typeSavings
- Inception2002, changed substantially in 2017
- State agencyDistrict of Columbia College Savings Program Trust
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerAscensus College Savings
- Program distributorAscensus College Savings
Principal Protected Portfolio
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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 06/30/2023.
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