The West Virginia SMART529 Prepaid Tuition Plan was terminated on September 30, 2021. West Virginia also offers three 529 savings plans, the SMART529 Direct, SMART529 Select and The Hartford SMART529 plans.
- Program typePrepaid contract
- Enrollment periodClosed to new enrollment.
- State agencyState Treasurer's Office under the authority of the West Virginia College and Jumpstart Savings Program Board of Trustees
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerHartford Life Insurance Company
Investors in SMART529 Prepaid Tuition Plan can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.
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.