It's not just an education savings account

The Massachusetts 529 plan, MEFA's U.Fund College Investing Plan, is a tax-advantaged investment plan, professionally managed by Fidelity, to help reach your child's educational dreams.

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Tax advantages

The Massachusetts 529 plan offers federal tax benefits and in-state tax deductions as you save for a child's education.

Flexible use of funds

Utilize the funds for a wide range of college expenses at accredited schools nationwide in addition to tuition expenses for elementary, middle, and high school.

Many investment choices

Choose either an Age-Based Strategy or a Custom Strategy based on your specific investment goals.

U.Fund College Investing Plan details

Tax advantages


Any earnings grow federal and Massachusetts income tax-deferred.


U.Fund Plan account owners are eligible to claim a Massachusetts state income tax deduction for contributions to the U.Fund Plan made in the applicable tax year. Single persons may claim up to $1,000 deduction, and married persons filing jointly may claim up to a $2,000 state income tax deduction.


Qualified withdrawals are free from both federal and Massachusetts income taxes.

Account details

Minimum initial investment


Account maximum

$400,000 per beneficiary**

Investment options

Portfolio investment strategy

Age-Based Strategy: Your asset allocation automatically becomes more conservative over time.

Custom Strategy: You decide how to distribute investments across different portfolios.

Learn more about investment options

Plan performance

View annual returns, underlying funds, and portfolio allocations

Download the annual report (PDF)


Annual account maintenance fee


Investment expenses

Fees vary, depending on your investment strategy:
0.53%–0.99% (Fidelity Funds)
0.11%–0.20% (Fidelity Index Funds)
0.89%–1.13% (Multi-Firm Funds)
0.05%–0.50% (Bank Deposit Portfolio)

Research and features

New tax bill allows for additional usage of 529 funds
$10,000 per year can be applied toward tuition expenses for elementary, middle, and high schools (private, public, or religious). Although the money may come from multiple 529 accounts, it will be aggregated on a per beneficiary basis, and any distribution amount in excess of $10,000 will be subject to income and a 10% federal penalty tax.

Advantages of the U.Fund
Read about the unique benefits of the U.Fund College Investing Plan and how it may benefit your college planning.

Fidelity Investments 529 College Rewards® Visa Signature® Card
Help grow your college savings account with unlimited 2% cash back on every eligible net purchase.*

College gifting service
Invite any friend or family member to gift to your 529 with our free, easy-to-use online service. Donors do not need Fidelity accounts.

Find a seminar

MEFA offers a number of seminars in locations across Massachusetts to help you plan.

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Learn about college planning

Access a library of courses, articles, and videos to learn more about planning and saving for college.

Get started with college savings

Understand what it's like to have an account, from choosing a plan to withdrawing funds.

529 funds can now be used for K-12 expenses

Learn how $10,000 per year can be applied toward tuition expenses for elementary, middle, and high schools (private, public, or religious).

Hablas Espanol

Abra una Cuenta U.Fund
Descargue una Solicitud de Cuenta y un Paquete de Datos del Plan de Inversion para la Universidad de U.Fund.

Ahorrar para la universidad (PDF)
Un folleto en Español con informacion sobre productos y soluciones de ahorrar para el futuro de su hijo.