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.
- Program typeSavings
- State agencyIllinois State Treasurer
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerUnion Bank & Trust Company of Lincoln, Nebraska
- Program distributorNorthern Trust Securities, Inc.
Index Age-Based Moderate 3-5 years old
|Asset Class||% Assets||Category Avg.|
|Short Term Bond||3%||4.85%|
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Data as of 12/31/2022.
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Category averages are designed to be a representation of all portfolios with a similar risk profile (represented as a % of equity).
Category averages are designed to be a representation of all portfolios with a similar age and risk profile (represented as a % of equity).