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The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan

The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan, offered by Nevada, is available to residents of any state, and offers low costs, experience and easy-to-manage savings options.

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4.5 of 5

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4.5 of 5

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4 of 5

  • Program typeSavings
  • Inception2002
  • State agency
    Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc.
  • Program distributor
    Vanguard Marketing Corporation
  • Manager contract termUNLOCK PRO

Investors in The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.

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Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%

Age Based Investment Options

Sometimes referred to as the enrollment-based option, this is an investment approach where your asset allocation is programmed to change over time. Accounts for young beneficiaries are invested aggressively and accounts for beneficiaries with college right around the corner are invested much more conservatively. In some 529 plans, the age-based option operates by automatically transferring your investment from one static portfolio to another at certain points in time. Others utilize lifecycle funds or employ lifecycle-type tactics within the portfolio containing your investment so that it is not necessary to transfer your investment between portfolios.

PortfolioE.R% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Conservative
Conservative: Vanguard 60% Stock/40% Bond Portfolio (0-2 years)0.15%60%6.39%50 of 63
Conservative: Vanguard Moderate Growth Portfolio (3-4 years)0.15%50%5.31%56 of 63
Conservative: Vanguard 40% Stock/60% Bond Portfolio (5-6 years)0.15%40%4.18%38 of 56
Conservative: Vanguard 30% Stock/70% Bond Portfolio (7-8 years)0.15%30%3.06%47 of 56
Conservative: Vanguard 20% Stock/80% Bond Portfolio (9-10 years)0.15%20%1.83%56 of 56
Conservative: Vanguard 10% Stock/90% Bond Portfolio (11-12 years)0.15%10%0.77%51 of 62
Conservative: Vanguard Income Portfolio (13-14 years)0.15%0%0.62%55 of 62
Conservative: Vanguard 50% Bond/50% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio (15 years)0.15%0%1.09%54 of 62
Conservative: Vanguard 50% Bond/50% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio (16 years)0.15%0%1.09%16 of 81
Conservative: Vanguard 25% Bond/75% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio (17 years)0.15%0%1.49%9 of 81
Conservative: Vanguard 25% Bond/75% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio (18 years)0.15%0%1.49%8 of 81
Conservative: Vanguard Interest Accumulation Portfolio (19 years or older)0.15%0%1.89%4 of 81
Moderate
Moderate: Vanguard 90% Stock/10% Bond Portfolio (0-2 years)0.15%90%9.87%13 of 29
Moderate: Vanguard 80% Stock/20% Bond Portfolio (3-4 years)0.15%80%8.64%16 of 63
Moderate: Vanguard 70% Stock/30% Bond Portfolio (5-6 years)0.15%70%7.56%12 of 65
Moderate: Vanguard 60% Stock/40% Bond Portfolio (7-8 years)0.15%60%6.39%43 of 65
Moderate: Vanguard Moderate Growth Portfolio (9-10 years)0.15%50%5.31%14 of 56
Moderate: Vanguard 40% Stock/60% Bond Portfolio (11-12 years)0.15%40%4.18%60 of 100
Moderate: Vanguard 30% Stock/70% Bond Portfolio (13-14 years)0.15%30%3.06%12 of 62
Moderate: Vanguard 20% Stock/80% Bond Portfolio (15 years)0.15%20%1.83%35 of 62
Moderate: Vanguard 10% Stock/90% Bond Portfolio (16 years)0.15%10%0.77%70 of 83
Moderate: Vanguard Income Portfolio (17 years)0.15%0%0.62%24 of 81
Moderate: Vanguard Income Portfolio (18 years)0.15%0%0.62%23 of 81
Moderate: Vanguard Income Portfolio (19 years or older)0.15%0%0.62%22 of 81
Aggressive
Aggressive: Vanguard Aggressive Growth Portfolio (0-2 years)0.15%100%10.93%24 of 53
Aggressive: Vanguard Aggressive Growth Portfolio (3-4 years)0.15%100%10.93%23 of 53
Aggressive: Vanguard 90% Stock/10% Bond Portfolio (5-6 years)0.15%90%9.87%7 of 57
Aggressive: Vanguard 80% Stock/20% Bond Portfolio (7-8 years)0.15%80%8.64%22 of 57
Aggressive: Vanguard 70% Stock/30% Bond Portfolio (9-10 years)0.15%70%7.56%13 of 65
Aggressive: Vanguard 60% Stock/40% Bond Portfolio (11-12 years)0.15%60%6.39%23 of 43
Aggressive: Vanguard Moderate Growth Portfolio (13-14 years)0.15%50%5.31%13 of 100
Aggressive: Vanguard 40% Stock/60% Bond Portfolio (15 years)0.15%40%4.18%61 of 100
Aggressive: Vanguard 30% Stock/70% Bond Portfolio (16 years)0.15%30%3.06%34 of 80
Aggressive: Vanguard 20% Stock/80% Bond Portfolio (17 years)0.15%20%1.83%27 of 83
Aggressive: Vanguard 10% Stock/90% Bond Portfolio (18 years)0.15%10%0.77%72 of 83
Aggressive: Vanguard 10% Stock/90% Bond Portfolio (19 years or older)0.15%10%0.77%71 of 83

Static Investment Options

This refers to an investment option that is not programmed to change over time. The individual fund portfolio and multi-fund portfolio described below are static options. So are many portfolios that do not use mutual funds, such as stable-value options, guaranteed options, CD options, etc.

PortfolioE.R% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Vanguard Aggress Growth0.15%100%10.93%127 of 228
Vanguard Growth0.15%75%8.04%23 of 52
Vanguard Moderate Growth0.15%50%5.31%32 of 52
Vanguard Conserv Growth0.15%25%2.46%23 of 38
Vanguard Income0.15%0%0.62%29 of 68
Vanguard 90% Stock/10% Bond Portfolio0.15%90%9.87%156 of 228
Vanguard 80% Stock/20% Bond Portfolio0.15%80%8.64%12 of 52
Vanguard 70% Stock/30% Bond Portfolio0.15%70%7.56%39 of 52
Vanguard 60% Stock/40% Bond Portfolio0.15%60%6.39%14 of 52
Vanguard 40% Stock/60% Bond Portfolio0.15%40%4.18%4 of 38
Vanguard 30% Stock/70% Bond Portfolio0.15%30%3.06%20 of 38
Vanguard 20% Stock/80% Bond Portfolio0.15%20%1.83%9 of 68
Vanguard 10% Stock/90% Bond Portfolio0.15%10%0.77%21 of 68
Vanguard 50% Bond/50% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio0.15%0%1.09%26 of 68
Vanguard 25% Bond/75% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio0.15%0%1.49%24 of 68
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Portfolio0.24%0%2.06%4 of 68

Individual Investment Options

Sometimes called a single-fund option, this is a portfolio invested in a single mutual fund. Often the name of the 529 portfolio is very similar to the name of the underlying mutual fund. A large number of broker-sold 529s offer an extensive line-up of individual fund options, while a smaller number of direct-sold 529s offer them.

PortfolioE.R% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Vanguard Totl Stk Mkt Idx0.15%100%17.49%47 of 228
Vanguard Totl Int Stk Idx0.19%100%1.47%197 of 228
Vanguard 500 Index0.15%100%17.71%70 of 228
Vanguard Growth Index0.22%100%22.43%17 of 228
Vanguard Value Index0.22%100%13.35%167 of 228
Vanguard Mid-Cap Index0.21%100%13.22%122 of 228
Vanguard Small-Cap Index0.21%100%16.49%27 of 228
Vanguard Ttl Bond Mkt Idx0.2%0%-1.38%43 of 68
Vanguard Infla-Prtd Secur0.22%0%0.11%2 of 16
Vanguard Hi Yield Bd Port0.3%0%1.49%19 of 68
Vanguard Int Accum Port0.15%0%1.89%14 of 66
Vanguard Morgan Growth0.43%100%24.44%7 of 228
Vanguard STAR Portfolio0.44%60%7.96%1 of 52
Vanguard Windsor Port0.4%100%8.58%178 of 228

Use the form below to filter through the investment options in this plan

Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%