Paying for education

The keys to planning for a child’s educational future? Compare your options, see how much you may need to save, and find an account that meets your needs.

Get started

Use our tools and resources to help you decide which college savings plan is right for you.

Decide how to save

Choose a savings option and learn about 529 plan investment strategies.

Open and maintain

Get details on the 529 account opening process and your role over the life of the account.

Take a distribution

Utilize the funds for a wide range of college expenses at accredited schools nationwide in addition to tuition expenses for K-12.

Additional resources

Compare your education savings options
See a side-by-side comparison of different education savings accounts.

Try our education savings calculators & tools
Get help estimating future education expenses, potential tax benefits, and more.

Learn more about saving for education 
Visit the Learning Center for articles, courses, and videos on saving and planning for education.

Invite friends and family to give to your 529 account
This free, online service makes it easy to invite friends and families to give to your 529.

Be prepared with FidSafe®

FidSafe is our easy, no-cost way to digitally store your most valuable documents. Access copies of titles, trusts, policies, and wills and then securely share with family and trusted advisors as needed.

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