South Carolina 529 College Savings Plans

South Carolina has two Future Scholar 529 savings plans. The direct-sold plan is available only to South Carolina residents while the advisor-sold plan is sold nationally. The state’s prepaid tuition program is no longer accepting new enrollment.

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Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)

The Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan is only available to residents of South Carolina. It offers investment options from Columbia and Vanguard and a $426,000 contribution limit. Residents of South Carolina may enjoy a state tax deduction for contributions to the plan....

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Advisor Sold Plans

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Advisor-sold)

South Carolina's Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Advisor-sold) features an extensive menu of age-based and static portfolio options utilizing mutual funds from Columbia and a number of other fund families. Although sharing the same program name, the advisor-sold Future Scholar is significantly different from South Carolina's direct-sold Future Scholar, using actively-managed funds and index funds....

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ABLE plans

Palmetto ABLE Savings Program

The State of South Carolina has partnered with the State of Ohio to bring the Palmetto ABLE Savings Program, a program that offers the STABLE Account Plan to eligible South Carolina residentS. The STABLE Account Plan is established pursuant to Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code §113.50-§113.56) in accordance with Section 529A, and is structured and operated by the Ohio Treasurer's Office and its Service Providers....

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