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Bright Directions Advisor-Guided 529 College Savings Program

The Illinois Bright Directions Advisor-Guided 529 College Savings Program, sold through brokers and fee-based financial advisors, features an extensive multi-manager platform offering a large number of age-based, static multi-fund, and individual-fund options. In November 2017, the Bright Start Advisor-Sold College Savings Program combined with the Illinois Bright Directions Advisor-Guided 529 College Savings Program. Investments in Bright Start Advisor-Sold College Savings Program accounts were automatically transitioned to the corresponding Bright Directions portfolios. To find a financial advisor in your area, use the Directory of Financial Professionals.

Our Ratingx

4.5 of 5

Fee Scorex

4 of 5

Performancex

3.5 of 5

  • Program typeSavings
  • Inception2005
  • State agency
    Illinois State Treasurer
  • Tax deduction
    Tax deduction for single filers $10,000/yr
    Tax deduction for joint filers $20,000/yr
  • Program Manager
    Union Bank & Trust Company of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Program distributor
    Northern Trust Securities, Inc.
  • Manager contract termUNLOCK PRO
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Dodge & Cox International Stock 529 Portfolio


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Asset Allocation

Asset Class% AssetsCategory Avg.
US Stockx0%72.32%
Foreign Stockx100%22.70%
Real Estatex0%4.14%
Bondx0%0.80%
Short Term Bondx0%0.01%
Cash/MMx0%0.01%


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Assumptions
Data in "Growth of $10,000" is based on historical annual performance data.

Data as of 09/30/2018.

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