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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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  • Program typeSavings
  • Inception2002
  • State agency
    Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    Ascensus College Savings
  • Program distributor
    Vanguard Marketing Corporation

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

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

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.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2038/2039 Portfolio0.14%95%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2036/2037 Portfolio0.14%95%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2034/2035 Portfolio0.14%95%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2032/2033 Portfolio0.14%87%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2030/2031 Portfolio0.14%77%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2028/2029 Portfolio0.14%65%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2026/2027 Portfolio0.14%55%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2024/2025 Portfolio0.14%47%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2022/2023 Portfolio0.14%30.3%N/AN/A
Vanguard Target Enrollment 2020/2021 Portfolio0.14%21.3%N/AN/A
Vanguard Commencement Portfolio0.14%11.6%N/AN/A

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.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Vanguard Aggressive Growth Portfolio0.14%100%16.93%129 of 235
Vanguard Growth Portfolio0.14%75%14.86%24 of 50
Vanguard Moderate Growth Portfolio0.14%50%12.06%9 of 52
Vanguard Conservative Growth Portfolio0.14%25%9.41%6 of 39
Vanguard Income Portfolio0.15%0%4.95%5 of 70
Vanguard 90% Stock/10% Bond Portfolio0.15%90%10.03%101 of 235
Vanguard 80% Stock/20% Bond Portfolio0.15%80%9.78%37 of 50
Vanguard 70% Stock/30% Bond Portfolio0.15%70%9.34%18 of 50
Vanguard 60% Stock/40% Bond Portfolio0.15%60%8.99%34 of 52
Vanguard 40% Stock/60% Bond Portfolio0.15%40%7.84%26 of 39
Vanguard 30% Stock/70% Bond Portfolio0.15%30%7.31%15 of 39
Vanguard 20% Stock/80% Bond Portfolio0.15%20%6.68%60 of 70
Vanguard 10% Stock/90% Bond Portfolio0.15%10%6.05%49 of 70
Vanguard 50% Bond/50% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio0.15%0%3.52%2 of 70
Vanguard 25% Bond/75% Short-Term Reserves Portfolio0.15%0%2.81%1 of 70

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.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Vanguard U.S. Growth Option0.39%100%58.45%N/A
Vanguard Totl Stock Market Index Portfolio0.12%100%20.83%45 of 235
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Portfolio0.16%100%11.22%212 of 235
Vanguard 500 Index Portfolio0.13%100%18.26%25 of 235
Vanguard Growth Index Portfolio0.15%100%39.95%12 of 235
Vanguard Value Index Portfolio0.15%100%2.16%65 of 235
Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Portfolio0.14%100%18.12%144 of 235
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Portfolio0.14%100%18.97%152 of 235
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Portfolio0.14%0%7.55%23 of 70
Vanguard Inflation Protected Securities Portfolio0.18%0%10.87%18 of 18
Vanguard High Yield Bond Portfolio0.24%0%5.18%68 of 70
Vanguard Interest Accumulation Portfolio0.13%0%2.04%9 of 68
Vanguard STAR Portfolio0.42%60%21.23%42 of 52
Vanguard Windsor Port0.3%100%7.36%187 of 235
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Portfolio0.18%0%4.48%4 of 70

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

Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%