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TNStars College Savings 529 Program

The TNStars College Savings 529 Program is administered by the Tennessee Treasury Department. It features an age-based option, individual investment options with underlying funds from Vanguard, PrimeCap, DoubleLine, and Western Asset, and an interest bearing account option with First Tennessee Bank.

Fee Score

4.5 / 5

Performance

3.5 / 5
  • Program type
    Savings
  • Inception
    2012
  • State agency
    State of Tennessee Department of Treasury and the Baccalaureate Education System Trust Board of Trustees
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    State of Tennessee Department of Treasury
  • Program distributor
    Not applicable.

Investment Options

Investors in TNStars College Savings 529 Program can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.

Age Based Investment Optionsaccordion open icon

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.% Equity1YR PerformanceRank
Age-Based 0-20.25%100%41%N/A
Age-Based 3-40.25%87.5%35.1%N/A
Age-Based 5-60.25%75%29.48%N/A
Age-Based 7-80.25%62.5%23.98%N/A
Age-Based 9-100.25%50%18.88%N/A
Age-Based 11-120.25%37.5%13.88%N/A
Age-Based 13-140.25%25%9.35%N/A
Age-Based 15-160.25%12.5%4.98%N/A
Age-Based 17-180.25%5%2.87%N/A
Age-Based 19+0.25%0%1.54%N/A
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