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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.

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  • Program typeSavings
  • Inception2002
  • State agency
    South Dakota Investment Council
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    VP Distributors LLC
  • Program distributor
    VP Distributors LLC

Investors in CollegeAccess 529 (Direct-sold) can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.

Use the form below to filter through the investment options in this plan

Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%

Age Based Investment Options

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.

PortfolioE.R.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Age-Based 3 (Age 11)0.46%58%N/A70 of 72
Age-Based 4 (Age 12)0.46%49%N/A55 of 72
Age-Based 6 (Age 14)0.48%30%N/A52 of 70
Age-Based 7 (Age 15)0.47%20%N/A22 of 70
Age-Based 1 (Ages 0-8) (previously Age-Based 0-6)0.42%77%N/A72 of 72
Age-Based 2 (Ages 9-10) (previously Age-Based 7-10)0.44%68%N/A92 of 92
Age-Based 5 (Age 13) (previously Age-Based 11-14)0.48%39%N/A120 of 120
Age-Based 8 (Age 16) (previously Age-Based 15-17)0.45%12%N/A98 of 122
Age-Based 9 (Ages 17 and Over) (previously Age-Based 18+)0.42%7%N/A79 of 80

Static Investment Options

This refers to an investment option that is not programmed to change over time. The individual fund portfolio and multi-fund portfolio described below are static options. So are many portfolios that do not use mutual funds, such as stable-value options, guaranteed options, CD options, etc.

PortfolioE.R.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Diversified Bond0.51%0%N/A36 of 70

Individual Investment Options

Sometimes called a single-fund option, this is a portfolio invested in a single mutual fund. Often the name of the 529 portfolio is very similar to the name of the underlying mutual fund. A large number of broker-sold 529s offer an extensive line-up of individual fund options, while a smaller number of direct-sold 529s offer them.

PortfolioE.R.x% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
PIMCO Real Return0.53%0%N/A62 of 70
PIMCO All Asset1.19%25%N/A70 of 70

Use the form below to filter through the investment options in this plan

Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%