Plan for college

You dream of this day longer than they do.

If you can picture the day your kids are accepted to their dream college, imagine how it will feel to be able to say yes.

You can start saving for college today – our all-in-one planning and investing solution makes it easy.

It starts with
three numbers:
529 college plan

The 529 plan is an account specifically designed to save for college. You can use it to pay for qualified higher educational expenses, which may include tuition, room and board, and books.

Like a retirement account, a 529 plan has tax advantages that help you keep more of your savings.

That means you could cover up to 16% more of those educational expenses than with a traditional investment account.

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The path to
college isn't easy.
The path to saving
for it can be.

Wealthfront walks you through all the important aspects of college planning – the all-in costs, what you'll need to save, and how it’ll affect your other financial goals.

By combining your personal finances and relevant external data sets, we’ll help you explore different scenarios, and kickstart your savings with a customized plan and 529 account.

Not just any 529.
A Wealthfront 529.

Save on taxes

If you make a withdrawal from an ordinary investment account, you have to pay taxes. But withdrawals from a 529 account for qualified higher education expenses aren't subject to federal taxes. Many states even offer state tax benefits for investing in your home state's plan.
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Cover the entire family

The price of college is rising much faster than inflation. So that means you're going to want to save the most that you can. Wealthfront's 529, sponsored by the State of Nevada, has a generous contribution limit available - up to $370,000 per child. If there are funds leftover, you can even change the beneficiary to another family member.

Our 529 is available to everyone, irrespective of what state you live in.2
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Save time and effort

It’s easy and simple to open a Wealthfront 529. With just a few taps on your phone, you can be on your way to saving for their future. No extra paperwork required.

Pay less

With all-in fees of no more than 0.46%, the Wealthfront 529 costs less than the majority of other plans.1

Not sure how to get started?

Get answers to essential college planning questions. Our Wealthfront parents share their insights and learnings.

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Already have a 529 account?

Whether it's rolling over a plan from another advisor or transferring an account from another state, you can move it over to Wealthfront tax-free.

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They grow up fast.
So can their college fund.

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1 Source: Wealthfront Corporation Research with data from "529 College-Savings Plan Landscape" by Morningstar, Inc. dated May 26, 2016.

2 Nevada residents who open a Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan account will have their first $25,000 managed for free.

Wealthfront's College Planning Service

Path is a planning model that allows you to explore projections of various possible financial outcomes based on data from your linked external financial accounts, a variety of other inputs, your tolerance for risk and your current investments. College Planning enhances the features of Path and provides for additional planning functionality using additional inputs and assumptions.

Path's financial planning models are designed to assist Users in preparing for their financial future and allows them to personalize assumptions for their portfolios.

Wealthfront Software LLC (“Wealthfront”) offers Path, a software-based financial advice engine that delivers financial planning tools to help users achieve better outcomes. All information provided by Wealthfront’s financial planning tool is for illustrative purposes only and you should not rely on such information as the primary basis of your investment, financial, or tax planning decisions. No representations, warranties or guarantees are made as to the accuracy of any estimates or calculations provided by the financial tool. Nothing in this material should be construed as tax or investment advice, or a solicitation or offer, or recommendation, to buy or sell any financial product or securities. Wealthfront is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wealthfront Corporation, and an affiliate of Wealthfront Advisers LLC, a SEC-registered investment adviser.

Important Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan Disclosures

The Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan ("the Plan") is sponsored by the State of Nevada, acting through the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada, and administered by the State Treasurer's Office. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. serves as Program Manager, and Wealthfront Advisers LLC (“Wealthfront Advisers,” and the successor investment adviser to Wealthfront Inc.), a SEC-registered investment adviser, serves as the investment adviser to the Plan.

Anyone may invest in the Plan and use the proceeds to pay for qualified higher education expenses of a beneficiary at an eligible educational institution. If you withdraw money for something other than qualified higher education expenses, you will owe federal income tax and may face a 10% federal tax penalty on your earnings.

Before investing in a 529 plan, consider whether your state's plan or that of your beneficiary offers state tax and other benefits not available through the Plan.

All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of money you invest. Past performance does not guarantee future performance. Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of any 529 plan before investing. Please review the Plan Description and Participation Agreement carefully before investing. Request one by calling us at (844) 995-8437 or emailing support@wealthfront.com. Your investment is not insured or guaranteed by the State of Nevada, the Board, Plan or any state official, the FDIC or any other federal agency, the Program Manager or Wealthfront Advisers.

Wealthfront Brokerage LLC, member FINRA / SIPC, serves as distributor and underwriter of the Plan. Neither Wealthfront Brokerage LLC or Wealthfront Advisers provide tax advice, and investors are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisor. Both Wealthfront Advisers and Wealthfront Brokerage LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Wealthfront Corporation.