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Get Started With College Savings

There are several ways for you to save for a child’s higher education expenses. Start here for guidance on what to look for as you explore your savings options.

Compare your options

As you review account options, pay attention to details such as tax benefits, beneficiary changes, account ownership, and contribution maximums. These specifics can help you decide which account may be right for you.

Here are some resources to help you get started.

Rank your priorities and see your savings options
Choose your top three priorities when it comes to account features and benefits, and we'll show you the savings options that most closely match your preferences.

Compare college savings options
See a side-by-side rundown of the different college savings options and compare features like tax advantages, account maximums, and impact on financial aid.

Start planning

Use the Planning and Guidance Center
If you're a Fidelity customer, get an estimate of future college expenses. We'll also show you how much you may need to save and help you create a plan to get there. Not a Fidelity customer? We still have you covered. Try our college savings calculator.

Plan for financial aid
Learn more about how much you'll be expected to contribute to higher education expenses.


Call a college savings representative

Please carefully consider the plan's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. For this and other information on any 529 college savings plan managed by Fidelity, contact Fidelity for a free Fact Kit, or view one online. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by the Planning & Guidance Center's Retirement Analysis and College Analysis regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of future results. Your results may vary with each use and over time.