Personal Investors

Account service fee definition

For nonretirement accounts, UGMAs/UTMAs, traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP-IRAs, and education savings accounts (ESAs):

Vanguard charges a $20 annual account service fee for all brokerage accounts and for each Vanguard mutual fund with a balance of less than $10,000.

As the primary account owner, you can eliminate this fee by signing up for our e-service package. This allows you to receive statements, annual privacy notices, confirmations, and fund reports and prospectuses for mutual fund and brokerage accounts electronically. The fee is waived if you're a Voyager, Voyager Select, Flagship or Flagship Select client or have an organization or trust account registered under an employer identification number (EIN).

Brokerage assets are held by Vanguard Brokerage Services, a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA.


Vanguard charges a $25 annual account service fee for each Vanguard fund in an account. This fee is waived if you are a Voyager, Voyager Select, Flagship, or Flagship Select client.

For 403(b)(7) plans:

Vanguard charges a $15 annual account service fee for each Vanguard fund in the plan.

For Individual 401(k)/Individual Roth 401(k) plans:

Vanguard charges $20 per year for each Vanguard fund in an Individual 401(k) account.

For The Vanguard 529 Plan:

The Vanguard Plan charges a $20 annual fee if your 529 account balance falls below $3,000. This fee cannot be waived.


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