Ohio 529 College Savings Plans

Ohio operates two 529 college savings plans. Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage is available to residents of any state and offers certificates of deposits and savings accounts from Fifth Third Bank in addition to a menu of options using mutual funds from Vanguard, PIMCO, OppenheimerFunds, and GE Asset Management. The BlackRock CollegeAdvantage Advisor 529 plan is advisor-sold and features BlackRock funds in its age-based and asset-allocation options along with individual-fund options from iShares and a variety of mutual fund families. Ohio also operates a prepaid tuition/guaranteed savings plan (Guaranteed Savings Fund) that was closed to new enrollments in 2003.

View specific details on the Ohio 529 plans by selecting the links below.

Ohio 529 Tax Benefit
  • Tax deduction for single filers$4,000/yr
  • Tax deduction for joint filers$4,000/yr

Consumer Plans

Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage

The investment menu in Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage features 3 age-based options using Vanguard funds, an enrollment-based option and 13 static investment options using Vanguard and DFA funds, and 2 types of FDIC-insured deposit accounts through Fifth-Third Bank. Accounts can be linked to the Upromise rewards service....

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CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed 529 Savings Plan

Ohio CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed Savings Fund, a prepaid/guaranteed savings program was closed to new enrollments and contributions in 2004. Ohio also offers the Ohio CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan and the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage Advisor 529 Plan....

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Advisor Sold Plans

BlackRock CollegeAdvantage Advisor 529 Savings Plan

The Ohio BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan is an advisor-sold 529 savings program offering five target date investment options, three target-risk options, and 17 single-fund options featuring BlackRock mutual funds, iShares exchange-traded funds, and other fund families....

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ABLE plans

STABLE Account

Ohio House Bill 155 implements the federal ABLE Act in Ohio. The Office of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel administers STABLE Accounts. STABLE Accounts have been developed pursuant to Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended ("Section 529A"). ABLE plans established and maintained in accordance with Section 529A are intended to be used for the qualified disability expenses of a particular eligible Beneficiary....

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