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. To find a financial advisor in your area, use the Directory of Financial Professionals.
- Program typeSavings
- State agencyOffice of the State Treasurer
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerColumbia Management Investment Advisors, LLC
- Program distributorColumbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc.
Moderate 6-7 Years (Moderate Growth)
|Asset Class||% Assets||Category Avg.|
|Short Term Bond||2.1%||1.6%|
Fees & Expenses (1 Year)
Total Expense Ratio
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Growth of $10,000
Data in "Growth of $10,000" is based on historical annual performance data.
Data as of 06/30/2023.
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Category averages are designed to be a representation of all portfolios with a similar age and risk profile (represented as a % of equity).