Iowa 529 College Savings Plans

The Iowa state treasurer’s office offers two 529 savings plans. The direct-sold 529 plan (College Savings Iowa) is managed by Ascensus College Savings and The Vanguard Group and features age-based and static portfolios using Vanguard funds. The IAdvisor 529 Plan is managed by Voya and features age-based, static allocation and single fund options using multiple investment managers.

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Iowa 529 Tax Benefit

Consumer Plans

College Savings Iowa is a direct-sold 529 college savings plan available to residents of any state offering low fees and 14 investment options from Vanguard. Iowa residents may enjoy a state tax deduction for contributions to the plan.

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Advisor Sold Plans

The IAdvisor 529 Plan is managed by Voya Investment Management Co. LLC. Voya succeeded Upromise Investments as program manager in March 2013. The revised program features an age-based option, four static allocation options, and 12 single fund options utilizing Voya funds managed by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited; BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.;Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC; Brookfield Investment Funds; Credit Suisse AssetManagement, LLC; Delaware Investments Fund Advisers; Hahn Capital Management, LLC; LSV AssetManagement; Polaris Capital Management, LLC; Van Eck Associates Corporation; Voya InvestmentManagement Co. LLC; and Wellington Management Company LLP....

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ABLE plans

IAble, Iowa's Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) plan, is offered through the National ABLE Alliance. The program is sponsored and administered by the State Treasurer of Iowa. IAble is part of the Iowa Able Savings Plan Trust, which was created under State legislation in 2015. Established as an investing vehicle to allow individuals with disabilities and their support system the opportunity to save and invest money for Qualified Disability Expenses without risking essential federal government benefits, IAble is a qualified ABLE program under Section 529A and any regulations and other guidance issued thereunder....