With ScholarShare 529, you get tax-free growth, low fees, and smart investments from a flexible college savings plan.


College Countdown

Our new website for parents with high school JRs and SRs

Deposit your California
State tax refund

Review instructions on how to make a direct deposit of your tax refund

Matching Grant Program

Get Up To $225,
If You Qualify
See if you qualify for the Matching Grant Program

Schedule an Appointment

Ask Your College
Savings Questions
Contact a consultant

Getting Started is Easy...

Step OneStep One

Learn About the Plan

Find out about the plan benefits, how it works, the tax advantages, and how the funds can be used.

Learn MoreLearn more about the plan benefits
Step TwoStep Two

Research Investments

Choose investment portfolios that fit your life-stage and goals, including age-based options.

Learn MoreLearn more about investment portfolios
Step ThreeStep Three

Open an Account

Open your ScholarShare 529 account today and start out on the path to saving for college.

Learn MoreLearn more about opening an account

Get more information on ScholarShare sent directly to your email

A Plan for Everyone


Get real answers to your concerns about saving for college.

Grandparents, Family & Friends

There are a few simple steps you can take to help plan for your loved one’s future.


There are so many ways ScholarShare can help you reach your college dreams.

Employers & Financial Professionals

Helping your employees and clients save for college helps you too.

The Buzz

Join Mike Diephouse for a free, live on-line webinar Wed., April 21, 2021 at 11:00am-Noon Pacific Time. RSVP is required, and instructions will be sent to you via...Read More
Join Adal Padilla for a free, live on-line webinar Wed., May 5, 2021 at 11:00am-Noon Pacific Time. RSVP is required, and instructions will be sent to you via email.Learn...Read More
Helping your employees save for college is easy. For them and for you. What we’re going to talk about: How important saving for college is to your employees...Read More
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, today introduced new content and resources to help underserved students...Read More
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Saving for your children’s college is always a great idea. Now it’s even better. Beginning February 1, 2021, a program by...Read More