The California way to save for college
A flexible and tax-advantaged savings planfor your child’s higher education
A personal message from Fiona Ma, Treasurer of the State of California
Why ScholarShare 529?
We offer a wide range of benefits to meet your college savings needs—whatever they are and whenever they happen.
Unique tax advantages
Unsurpassed 529 tax benefits for California savers, with 100% tax-free growth on qualified withdrawals.
Smart investment portfolios to fit your life situation, risk tolerance and savings goals.
A history of helping families meet their college savings goals
Helping California families save for college for more than 20 years.
Trusted by thousands
Managing more than $10.9 billion in assets for over 385,000 accounts3
529 Savings Leader
More than 30,000 student accounts are added every year.
It takes only 15 minutes to start saving for college
Learn and explore
Find out how the plan works, including its benefits and tax advantages, and how funds can be used.How our 529 plan works
Pick a portfolio
Choose investment options that fit your needs and goals.Investment options
Open your ScholarShare 529 account today and begin contributing to your child’s future.
More to explore
CalKIDS, the nation's largest CSA program, jumpstarts college savings for over 3.4 million children statewide.Learn about CalKIDS
Higher Education Report
Learn about higher education with a spotlight on California State University System.Access the report
Schedule an appointment
Schedule a free consultation in English or Spanish with a ScholarShare 529 college savings specialist.Book a consultation