Louisiana 529 College Savings Plans

Louisiana’s 529 college savings plan is subsidized by the state, resulting in no costs to the participant above the underlying fund expenses. However, only those meeting Louisiana residency requirements may participate in this 529 plan. Vanguard mutual funds and the State Treasurer’s fixed income fund are utilized in the age-based and static portfolio options available through this savings program.

Louisiana has established a separate program for K-12 savings, the Louisiana Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Program, or START K12. Account owners can use a START K12 account to save for expenses related to enrollment or attendance at a public or private elementary or secondary school in Louisiana.

Click on the link below to see additional information on the Louisiana 529 plan.

Louisiana 529 Tax Benefit
  • Tax deduction for single filers$2,400/yr
  • Tax deduction for joint filers$4,800/yr

Consumer Plans

START Saving Program

The START Saving Program requires Louisiana residency to participate. It is subsidized by the state, resulting in no costs to the participant above the underlying fund costs. Vanguard funds and the State Treasurer's fixed income fund are utilized in the age-based and static portfolio options. Louisiana has established a separate program for K-12 savings, the Louisiana Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Program, or START K12....

  • Resident Rating
  • Non-Resident Rating

ABLE plans

LA ABLE

The Louisiana Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Account Program allows individuals and families to save private funds to support persons with disabilities in endeavors to maintain health, independence, and quality of life.

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