529 College Savings Plans

529 plans are flexible, tax-advantaged accounts designed specifically for education savings. Funds can be used for qualified education expenses for schools nationwide.

Why invest in a 529 college savings plan with Fidelity?

Tax advantages

While your money is in the account, no taxes will be due on investment earnings. When you take money out for qualified education expenses, withdrawals are federal income tax-free.

Flexible use of funds

Use the money in your 529 for a wide range of college expenses at accredited schools nationwide in addition to tuition expenses for K-12, certain apprenticeship costs, and student loan repayments.1

Many investment choices

Choose either an age-based strategy or a custom strategy. Learn more about investment choices

Straightforward pricing

No annual account fees or minimums when you open a 529 account.

Ready to start saving for college?

Some states offer favorable tax treatment or other benefits to their residents only if they invest in their own state's 529 plan. Your or the beneficiary's home state 529 plan may offer additional state tax advantages or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors.

If Fidelity does not manage a plan for your state, you may want to consider our national plan, the UNIQUE College Investing Plan.

More resources for your education savings

Learn more about 529 Plans

What is a 529 Plan?
Before you open an account, get the facts on this tax-advantaged education savings option.

Saving for Education in the Learning Center
Start here to learn about different savings approaches, tactics to help increase your savings, and other options to help pay for school.

College savings tools

Planning and Guidance Center
Fidelity customers can plan for college as part of this comprehensive financial tool.

College savings calculator
Not a Fidelity customer? Use this tool to see if you're on track to meet your college savings goals.

See all college savings calculators and tools


Compare all 529 plans by state
You can invest in 529 savings plans from states across the country. Be sure to consider your own state plan as it may have additional benefits, including state tax advantages.

Creative ways to save

Earn unlimited 2% cash back2 on everyday purchases3 with the Fidelity Investments 529 College Rewards® Visa Signature® Card. Direct your rewards to your Fidelity-managed 529 account to save while you spend.

Invite friends and family to give to your 529 account with our innovative college gifting service.

Get month-by-month savings tips with these 12 college savings strategies (PDF).