Save 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 with Path – our comprehensive planning and investing solution makes it easy.

It starts with
three numbers:

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.

Just like a retirement account, a 529 plan has tax advantages that help your savings grow faster.

As a result, your returns can be as much as 16% higher than in a traditional investment account.

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

Path walks you through all the important aspects of college planning – how much it will cost, how much financial aid you can expect, and what you'll need to save.

When you open a 529 account or link an existing 529 account to Wealthfront, we'll help you create a personalized plan to save for college.

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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Contribute more

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 child.

Our 529 is available to everyone, irrespective of what state you live in.2
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Manage risk

When college is far away, a little more risk can mean a little more reward. But as college draws near, we reduce your risk automatically so your money is there when you need it.

Pay less

With all-in fees of no more than 0.46%, the Wealthfront 529 is the lowest-cost 529 you can get from an advisor.1

It's the smart, flexible way to save for college.

They grow up fast.
So can their college fund.

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Already have a
529 account?

Whether it's rolling over a plan from another advisor or transferring a 529 account from another state, you can move it over to Wealthfront tax-free.

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1 Source: Wealthfront Inc. 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 Clients 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.

Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC-registered investment advisor providing financial advisory and planning services to investors who become clients pursuant to a written agreement, which you can read here. Path's financial planning models are designed to assist Clients in preparing for their financial future and allows them to personalize assumptions for their portfolios.

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.

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.

Wealthfront Brokerage Corporation, member FINRA / SIPC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wealthfront Inc. and serves as distributor and underwriter of the Plan. Neither Wealthfront Brokerage Corporation or Wealthfront Inc. provide tax advice, and investors are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisor.