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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College Savings Glossary

Some of the terminology involved in college savings plans can be confusing. This glossary defines some of the more complicated terms.

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