Top 10 Direct-Sold 529 Plans
Each quarter, Savingforcollege.com determines the overall top 10 direct-sold 529 plans 529 plans, based on historical performance. This slideshow features our most recent top 10 list of the best 529 plans that can be purchased directly through the plan manager (without having to go through a financial advisor).
The 15 lowest-cost 529 savings plans
Looking for low 529 plan fees? These 15 plans offer the lowest costs, according to Savingforcollege.com's Annual Fee Study, conducted in February 2018. The Fee Study compares the lowest and highest 10-year expense totals for all direct-sold 529 college savings plans.
How to Transfer a Parent PLUS Loan to your Child
Federal Parent Plus loans are borrowed by the parent of a dependent undergraduate student to help the student pay for college. The Parent PLUS loan cannot be directly transferred from the parent to the child. Instead, there are a few options for shifting responsibility for the Parent PLUS loans to the child. But, parents should carefully consider the tradeoffs before adding Parent PLUS loans to the child’s student loan burden.
Updated guide to 529 plans now includes K-12 and ABLE plans
Now in its 12th edition, "Savingforcollege.com's Complete Guide to 529 Plans" has been expanded to include information on the recent expansion of 529 plans. Updates have made to include K-12 tuition as a qualified 529 plan expense and a new chapter covering 529 ABLE plans for individuals with disabilities has been added.
2017 plan performance rankings Q2
Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance, five-year investment performance and ten-year investment performance.
7 things every 529 investor should do this year
Although a Section 529 college-savings plan can be the ultimate "set-it-and-forget-it" investment vehicle, a small amount of effort will ensure you get the most out of your investment. Here are Here are 7 things for you to do this and every future year.