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Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan

In the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan, Pennsylvania residents acquire units that increase in value over time to track average tuition increases in one of several school categories as selected by the participant. The ability to switch categories retroactively makes this a flexible option to lock in tuition no matter which particular college the beneficiary attends. Accounts can be linked to the Upromise rewards service.

Fee Score

4 / 5

Performance

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  • Program type
    Guaranteed savings
  • Enrollment period
    Open year-round. Price change each year on September 1.
  • Inception
    1993
  • State agency
    Pennsylvania State Treasury Department
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    Delaware Investments

Investment Options

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

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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.

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