Understanding 529 Plans

Use this section to learn about 529 Plans, see answers to commonly asked 529 questions and get the latest news from the 529 industry. You can take a tutorial to explain 529 Plans and learn about how to save for college most effectively.

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For Grandparents

Grandparents and 529s work well together! In this section we explain gift rules, retirement planning and how best to provide for your grandchild's college education.

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Using 529 Plans for Distance and Online Education

Options for using 529 plans to pay for distance learning and online learning are limited, especially for K-12 and homeschooled students. Currently, qualified education expenses for a 529 plan include college tuition and fees and up to $10,000 per year in K-12 tuition. The tuition and fees can include accredited online education programs, but not homeschooling expenses.

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