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CollegeAccess 529 (Direct-sold)
South Dakota's CollegeAccess 529 (Direct-sold) program is available only to those who meet certain South Dakota residency requirements, this 529 savings program features an age-based option, one fixed income static portfolio and two single fund portfolios.
- Program typeSavings
- State agencySouth Dakota Investment Council
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerAllianz Global Investors Distributors LLC
- Program distributorAllianz Global Investors Distributors LLC
- Manager contract termUNLOCK PRO
Ratings & Rankings
Our overall rating for non-residents
This program is not open to you either because it has residency requirements or because it has stopped accepting new enrollments.
Each plan's performance score is developed directly from Savingforcollege.com's Quarterly 529 Performance Rankings. A 529 savings plan must have at least one year of performance history before they will be assigned a 5-cap rating. For those plans that are not part of our quarterly performance rankings, such as plans offering a single set of bank-based investment options, we assign a performance score by evaluating the returns currently available on similar types of investments outside of 529 plans.
State residency requirements:The account owner or designated beneficiary must be a South Dakota resident at the time of program enrollment.
Who can be a participant/owner in the program?U.S. citizens and resident aliens at least 18 years old (individually or as joint owners), UGMA/UTMA custodians, and legal entities.
Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:None
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Maximum contributions:Accepts contributions until all account balances in South Dakota's 529 plan for the same beneficiary reach $350,000.
Minimum contributions:With lump-sum contributions, the minimum initial contribution is $250 per investment option, and the minimum subsequent contribution is $50 per investment option. With the automatic investment plan, the minimum contribution level is $50 per investment option per month.
Age-based investment options:The Age-Based Option consists of 9 portfolios of underlying mutual funds. Contributions are placed into the portfolio corresponding to the age of the beneficiary or the anticipated years to matriculation, and later reassigned to more conservative portfolios as the beneficiary approaches college age.View more age-based investment options
Static investment options:A multi-fund portfolio called the Diversified Bond Portfolio and 2 individual-fund portfolios, one invested in the PIMCO Real Return Fund, and one invested in the PIMCO All Asset Fund.View more static investment options
Underlying investments:Allianz, Boston Company, Franklin Templeton, Voya, NFJ, PIMCO, Royce, Thornburg, and TIAA-CREF.View a full list of this plan's investment options
Underlying fund allocations:UNLOCK PRO
Portfolio Fees & Performance LookupUNLOCK PRO
Fees & Expenses
Enrollment or application fee:None.
Account maintenance fee:None.
Program management fees:None
Expenses of the underlying investments:Ranges from 0.46% to 0.54% (portfolio weighed average) in the age-based and static portfolios, and 0.64% to 0.93% in the individual-fund portfolios. The program manager reimburses the investment portfolio to the extent the weighted average expense of the portfolio exceeds 0.65%.
Total asset-based expense ratio:0.46% - 0.93%
Taxes and other Benefits
- Tax deduction for single filersNone
- Tax deduction for joint filersNone
South Dakota doesn't offer tax deductions