The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) contracts with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC as the manager of The Morgan Stanley National Advisory 529 Plan. The plan is offered exclusively to clients participating in Morgan Stanley sponsored investment advisory programs. Account owners may invest in one of thirteen investment options comprising several MS 529 funds that invest in Morgan Stanley Pathway Funds. To find a financial advisor in your area, use the Directory of Financial Professionals.
- Program typeSavings
- State agencyNorth Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerMorgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
- Program distributorMorgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
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Who can be a participant/owner in the program?
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Does the program offer an e-gifting platform for receiving gift contributions?
Age-based/Enrollment Year investment options:View more age-based investment options
Static investment options:View more static investment options
Underlying investments:View a full list of this plan’s investment options
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Fees & Expenses
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Taxes and other Benefits
- Tax deduction for single filersNone
- Tax deduction for joint filersNone
North Carolina doesn't offer tax deductions
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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?
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Distributions & Terminations
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Documents, Access & Reporting
Does participant have online password-protected access to account?
Can the complete enrollment process including funding be done online?
Documents and other services accessible or downloadable on the program's public Web site:
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