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Saving for college—trust Vanguard to help you reach your goal

 
 
  
 
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529 college savings plans offer tax advantages, high contribution limits, and investment flexibility—a combination you won't find with other college savings options. And as a leader in 529 plans, Vanguard offers low-cost 529 investment options in 28 plans across the United States.


Key benefits of 529 plans

Did you know you can invest in any state 529 plan, regardless of where you live or your child goes to school? But your state may give you a tax deduction, so we recommend that you check there first.

Tax advantages

Get federal tax benefits and often state tax breaks as well.*

High contribution limits

Move closer to meeting your savings goal.

Flexibility

Choose from a range of investment options.

Control

Maintain complete account control as the account owner.

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Save for college with Vanguard

Vanguard investments offer exceptional value to help you meet your college savings goals.

The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan. Sponsored by Nevada and open to any investor, the Vanguard 529 offers 3 age-based and 19 individual portfolios. More about The Vanguard 529 Plan »

College Savings Iowa® 529 Plan. The Iowa plan has a low minimum investment of just $25 and a range of Vanguard investment options, including 4 age-based and 9 individual portfolios. More about College Savings Iowa »

Other plans featuring Vanguard investments. The following state plans also feature Vanguard investments and low minimum initial contributions of just $25.

Colorado's CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio Savings Plan
MOST—Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan
New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan

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* The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements.

For more information about The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan, call 866-734-4533 or obtain a Program DescriptionPDF, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information; read and consider it carefully before investing.  Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor and Underwriter.

For more information about any 529 college savings plan, contact the plan provider to obtain a Program Description, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information; read and consider it carefully before investing. If you are not a taxpayer of the state offering the plan, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program. Vanguard Marketing Corporation serves as distributor and underwriter for some 529 plans.

If you are not a Nevada taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program.

The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan is a Nevada Trust administered by the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada, chaired by State Treasurer Kate Marshall. 

The Vanguard Group, Inc., serves as the Investment Manager and through its affiliate, Vanguard Marketing Corporation, markets and distributes the Plan. Upromise Investments, Inc., serves as Program Manager and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations, including effecting transactions. The Plan’s portfolios, although they invest in Vanguard mutual funds, are not mutual funds. Investment returns are not guaranteed and you could lose money by investing in the Plan.

For more information about the College Savings Iowa 529 Plan, call 888-672-9116 or visit www.collegesavingsiowa.com to obtain a Program Description. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are included in the Program Description; read and consider it carefully before investing. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor and Underwriter.

If you are not an Iowa taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program.

College Savings Iowa is an Iowa trust sponsored by the Iowa state treasurer’s office. The Treasurer of the State of Iowa sponsors and is responsible for overseeing the administration of the College Savings Iowa 529 Plan. The Vanguard Group, Inc., serves as Investment Manager and Vanguard Marketing Corporation, an affiliate of The Vanguard Group, Inc., assists the Treasurer with marketing and distributing the Plan. Upromise Investment Advisors, LLC provides records administration services. The plan’s portfolios, although they invest in Vanguard mutual funds, are not mutual funds. Investment returns are not guaranteed and you could lose money by investing in the plan.

 

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