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The California way
to save for college.

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WELCOME

The California way
to save for college.

Watch this video to learn more about California's Official College Savings Plan. Opens dialog.Welcome Video From State Treasurer Video

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

Matching Grant Program

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

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Ask Your College
Savings Questions
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Getting Started is Easy...

Step One

Learn About the Plan

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

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Step Two

Research Investments

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

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Step Three

Open an Account

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

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A Plan for Everyone

Parents

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.

Students

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

Dec
02
Join Mike Diephouse for a free, live on-line webinar Wed., December 2, 2020 at 11:00am-Noon Pacific Time. RSVP is required, and instructions will be sent to you...Read More
Dec
16
Join Julio Lugo for a free, live on-line webinar Wed., December 16, 2020 at 11:00am-Noon Pacific Time. RSVP is required, and instructions will be sent to you via...Read More
Feb
17
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
Oct
01
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Now more than ever, parents of rising college students need essential information to inform their decision making. With pandemic-rooted...Read More
Sep
16
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, introduced today its new brand campaign, “The California Way...Read More

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