Best 529 plans of 2019

Find the best 529 college savings plan for your family.

To help you narrow the field, we analyze plans across the country each quarter and identify the best performing 529 plans for you. Whether you're looking for the lowest-fee 529 plans, the top-rated plans, or plans with high returns, these 529 plan rankings are a great place to start. Wondering how your state's 529 plan compares to other top plans? Select up to three plans for a side-by-side comparison.

Best Rated
Best Rated
Best Plan for my State
Best for my State
Lowest Fees
Lowest Fees
Best Performance
Best Performance
Best Rated

Best Rated

These are the highest-rated 529 plans on the 5-cap rating system, offering individual investors all around excellence. See our methodology for more detailed information.

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183,255 clicked to enroll

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183,255 clicked to enroll
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Lowest Fees

Lowest Fees

Fees can eat away at your earnings. Here are the lowest fee 529 plans available. See our methodology for more detailed information.

SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan

Restricted to West Virginia residents
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5 of 5

Fee Scorex

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Performancex

4.5 of 5
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53,318 clicked to enroll

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)

Restricted to South Carolina residents
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5 of 5

Fee Scorex

5 of 5

Performancex

4.5 of 5
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53,318 clicked to enroll
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183,255 clicked to enroll

Our Rating

4.5 of 5

Fee Scorex

5 of 5

Performancex

5 of 5
enroll now
183,255 clicked to enroll
Best Performance

Best Performance

These 529 plans had the highest returns over the past 5-year period.

Our Rating

5 of 5

Fee Scorex

5 of 5

Performancex

5 of 5
enroll now
183,255 clicked to enroll

Our Rating

4.5 of 5

Fee Scorex

5 of 5

Performancex

5 of 5
enroll now
183,255 clicked to enroll

Our Rating

4.5 of 5

Fee Scorex

5 of 5

Performancex

5 of 5