Steps to Open a 529 College Savings Plan

1) Determine how much you will need to save

Use our College Savings Planner to calculate how much it will likely cost for an education at the school(s) of your choice.

2) Select a 529 College Savings Plan

Consider one of the state 529 College Savings Plans managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. for the states shown below.

Any state, any plan, any school

Keep in mind that any state’s plan can be used to cover expenses at any eligible educational institution. In some cases, lower fees are more advantageous than a state tax credit. If you can get both, better yet. Call 888 381-8283 if you have any questions.

3) Enroll in a plan

You will need:

By enrolling in a 529 college savings plan, you are taking a positive step to help pay for the future education expenses of yourself or a family member.

Questions? Call us at 888 381-8283.

Contact us

For questions about State 529 plans, call 888 381-8283 M - F,
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