General Information

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Maryland 529 -- Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust

The Maryland 529 -- Prepaid College Trust offers a variety of tuition packages to Maryland and District of Columbia families.

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  • Program typePrepaid contract
  • Enrollment periodDecember 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Year round for newborns.
  • Inception1998
  • State agency
    Maryland 529
  • Tax deduction

Ratings & Rankings

Our overall rating for MD residents

This is an excellent program with many benefits for the participant and positive investment attributes. If it has any significant weaknesses then it also has some particularly good things to recommend it.

Our overall rating for non-residents

This program is not open to you either because it has residency requirements or because it has stopped accepting new enrollments.'s 5-Cap Ratings provides an evaluation and comparison of 529 plans, utilizing a formula that examines dozens of factors grouped into the following categories.

Financial Benefits









State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:


Minimum contributions:

Contractual Features

Contract prices:

Available tuition packages:

Benefits for beneficiary attending private or out-of-state institution:

Contract payment options:

Are program benefits backed by the full faith and credit of the state?

Are program benefits collateralized or guaranteed in any other way?

Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:

Taxes and other Benefits

  • Tax deduction for single filers$2,500/yr
  • Tax deduction for joint filers$5,000/yr


Married filing jointly residents contributing $100/month can expect an additional $0 a year in tax savings.

Program match on contributions:

State tax deduction or credit for contributions:

State tax recapture provisions:

State tax treatment of qualified distributions:

State tax treatment of rollovers:

Does the sponsoring state exclude the value of an account for state financial aid purposes?

Does participation in the program provide beneficiaries with any advantages in qualifying for resident tuition status at state institutions?

Is there a rewards program or outside scholarship program that works with this program?

Statutory protection of an account from creditors:

Distributions & Terminations

To whom are distributions made payable:

Account Changes

Policy regarding participant/owner changes: