The 529 Movement

We’re Starting a Movement

To increase access to higher education and help alleviate the burden of student loan debt on our society.

The problem is clear: student loan debt in America is reaching levels that the U.S. Department of Education deems a crisis. To help keep that from preventing our kids from going to college, we’re promoting 529 college savings plans as a way for families to save and reduce their reliance on loans.

Here’s what we’re up against:

The average student loan payment is $393 per month.

Student loan debt is the 2ndhighest debt category, behind only mortgage debt.

Americans collectively owe $1.5 trillion on student loans.

And here’s why we’re confident about 529 college savings plans:

Children who know that they have college savings accounts are 6x more likely to attend college.

529 savings can be combined with student aid and scholarships to help pay for the full cost of college.

You can open a 529 plan with as little as $10 or less, depending on the plan.

These are just a few of the many advantages to 529 college savings plans. Read on about 529 plan features on the College Savings Plans Network site.

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Together, we can provide families with strategies that address the needs of children holistically as they learn and grow.

– PAUL SIEFKEN, CEO OF FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS

Proud to Support Fred Rogers Productions

As proud sponsors of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” we are inspired by Fred Rogers Productions’ mission to reach children and families nationwide with programming that instills a lifelong passion for learning. Their ambition is what motivates 529 College Savings Plans’ own mission to increase access to higher education and ease the student loan debt crisis. We want to do our part to make sure every child has the ability to reach their fullest potential.

Looking for even more ways to teach your children about saving and receiving? Check out our new Tigertastic Activity Sheets featuring Daniel Tiger!

The People Involved

These members of the College Savings Plans Network helped this movement come alive. Members are listed in no particular order.

IDeal – Idaho College Savings program

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NC 529 Plan

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MEFA U.Fund College Investing Plan

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Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans

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Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

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First National Bank of Omaha

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Alabama CollegeCounts 529

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Gift of College, Inc.

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West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office and Hartford Funds

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Michigan Education Trust

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ScholarShare 529

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College Savings Iowa

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VSAC / VHEIP – Vermont’s 529 College Savings Plan

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Oregon College Savings Plan

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Private College 529 Plan

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NEST 529 College Savings

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Bright Start

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Union Bank & Trust

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Vanguard

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Nuveen, a TIAA Company – MI 529 Advisor Plan

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NextGen 529

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CollegeBound 529

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Morgan Stanley

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NY’s 529 College Savings Program

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Virginia529

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TNStars College Savings 529 Program

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Texas College Savings Plan | Texas Tuition Promise Fund

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John Hancock Investments

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Maryland 529

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College Savings Mississippi

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Michigan Education Savings Program

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Arkansas 529 College Investing Plan

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T. Rowe Price

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Ascensus

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Achieve Montana

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my529

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Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program

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UA College Savings Plan

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College Savings Bank, a Division of NexBank SSB

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WA529 – Washington College Savings Plans

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Great Disclosure LLC

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CollegeChoice 529

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