Compare 529 college savings plans

Many 529 savings plans feature Vanguard funds and/or investment management. Choose a plan associated with Vanguard and compare it with other 529 savings plans.

State tax benefits may not apply to K-12 tuition. K-12 tuition can be treated as a qualified education expense under the federal tax benefit. Because each state makes its own rules, it's less clear whether account owners can receive a state tax break for K-12 tuition. To find out if you qualify for a state benefit, check the state where you pay state income tax—even if another state sponsors your 529 plan. You should consult your tax advisor for guidance.

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General
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
State sponsor Nevada Indiana
Program manager Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc.
Investment manager/​underlying investments
  • Vanguard mutual funds
  • American Funds
  • The Boston Company Asset Management
  • Diamond Hill Capital Management
  • BlackRock Advisors
  • NexBank
  • Columbia Management
  • PIMCO
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Vanguard
Residency required None None
How to purchase Enroll directly with the program. Enroll through a broker.
State benefits & tax information
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
Maximum annual state deduction Not Applicable. There is no personal income tax in Nevada. Indiana allows state residents to take a tax credit for annual contributions they make to any Indiana 529 plan from their state income taxes. There is an annual tax credit limit of 20% on up to $5,000 in contributions for an individual taxpayer and 20% on up to $5,000 in contributions for married taxpayers filing jointly. Note that the maximum tax credit for Indiana taxpayers is a per taxpayer limit, where "taxpayer" is defined as either a single or married/joint return. The maximum yearly credit is $1,000 (20% on up to $5,000 per year in contributions).
Are qualified distributions from in-state plans state-tax exempt? N/A - no state tax Yes
Are qualified distributions from out-of-state plans state-tax exempt? N/A - no state tax Yes
State tax treatment of rollovers N/A - no state tax State follows federal tax treatment for rollovers with some exceptions. Outbound rollovers are subject to the recapture of prior state tax deductions taken.
Tax recapture provisions N/A - no state tax The account owner must repay the state income tax by 20% of the amount of non-qualified withdrawals and outbound rollovers, to the extent of state tax credits claimed in prior taxable year. Recapture will apply to account terminated within 12 months of account opening.
Fees & expenses
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
Enrollment None. None. Contributions may be subject to a sales charge depending upon the share class.
Maintenance None $20 annually; $0 for in-state residents.
Total asset-based expense ratio
  • Age-based options: 0.14%
  • Static/individual options: 0.12% - 0.42%
  • Class A - Age-based options: 0.66% - 0.76%
  • Class A - Static/individual options: 0.31% - 1.40%
  • Class C - Age-based options: 1.41% - 1.44%
  • Class C - Static/individual options: 0.31% - 2.15%
Contributions
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
Minimum contributions
  • Minimum initial contribution: $1,000; $3,000 for out-of-state residents
  • Minimum subsequent contribution: $50
  • Minimum automatic investment plan contribution: $50
  • Minimum payroll deduction plan contribution: $50
  • Minimum initial contribution: $25
  • Minimum subsequent contribution: $25
  • Minimum automatic investment plan contribution: $25
  • Minimum payroll deduction plan contribution: $25
Maximum funding amount Accepts contributions for a given beneficiary until Nevada 529 account balances reach $500,000 Accepts contributions for a given beneficiary until Indiana 529 account balances reach $450,000
Investment options
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
Summary of investment options
Age-based portfolios
1 age-based option
1 age-based option
Individual portfolios
20 static/individual portfolios
  • 6 multi-fund portfolios
  • 14 individual-fund portfolios
14 static/individual portfolios
  • 14 individual-fund portfolios
Other features
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
Formal agreement with rewards program or outside scholarship program? Yes, with the Upromise rewards service Yes, with the Upromise Rewards service
Creditor protection If the debtor is domiciled in Nevada (as defined by bankruptcy law), Nevada law provides that up to $500,000 of assets held in a 529 Plan account may be protected from creditors, depending upon when such assets were contributed to the account and whether they are eventually used to pay qualifying higher-education expenses of the account beneficiary. Federal bankruptcy law excludes from property of the debtors bankruptcyestate certain assets that have been contributed to an account in a Qualified Tuition Program.
Time or age restrictions The Vanguard Plan is open to U.S. citizens and resident aliens who are at least 18 years old, have a Social Security number or taxpayer identification number, and have a U.S. permanent address that is not a P.O. box. There are no restrictions on state of residence or income. For Indiana taxpayers claiming a state tax credit on contributions, the account must remain open for a minimum of one year to avoid recapture of the tax credit on distributions used to pay qualified education expenses.
Contact information
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan (NV) CollegeChoice Advisor 529 College Savings Plan (IN)
Telephone 1-866-734-4530 1-866-485-9413
Web address http://www.vanguard.com/vanguard529 https://www.collegechoiceadvisor529.com/
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