DreamAhead College Investment Plan
The DreamAhead College Investment Plan is sponsored and distributed by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Sumday Administration, LLC, a BNY Mellon Company, provides program management, recordkeeping and administrative support services. Investment options include year of enrollment portfolios and static investment portfolios.
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- Program typeSavings
- State agencyWashington Student Achievement Council
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerSumday Administration, LLC
- Program distributorCommittee on Advanced Tuition Payment and College Savings
Ratings & Rankings
Our overall rating for WA residents
This is a program that offers outstanding flexibility, attractive investments, and additional economic benefits (such as generous state tax incentives) that for some people, at least, will provide a substantial boost to their savings. There are few, if any, weaknesses noted in the program.
Our overall rating for non-residents
This is an excellent program with many benefits for the participant and positive investment attributes. If it has any significant weaknesses then it also has some particularly good things to recommend it.
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:
Who can be a participant/owner in the program?
Alternative 529 Plans
Age-based/Enrollment Year investment options:View more age-based investment options
Static investment options:View more static investment options
Underlying investments:View a full list of this plan's investment options
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Fees & Expenses
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Expenses of the underlying investments:
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Taxes and other Benefits
- Tax deduction for single filersNone
- Tax deduction for joint filersNone
Washington doesn't offer tax deductions
Program match on contributions:
State tax deduction or credit for contributions:
State definition of qualified expenses
Is there a rewards program or outside scholarship program that works with this program?
Statutory protection of an account from creditors:
Distributions & Terminations
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Documents, Access & Reporting
Does participant have online password-protected access to account?
Can the complete enrollment process including funding be done online?
Documents and other services accessible or downloadable on the program's public Web site:
DreamAhead nears one billion (12/24/2018)