Let’s say you open a ScholarShare 529 account and your friend opens a taxable investment account.

You each contribute $1 the day your children are born. Thanks to the tax advantages available with ScholarShare 529, 18 years later you could have a lot more money for college.1

Smart choice, you.

This chart depicts the potential value of $1 in 18 years for a taxable account ($2.59) compared to a ScholarShare 529 account ($3.38).

1. Hypothetical example assuming 7% returns compounded continuously. Tax calculations assume the maximum federal capital gains tax rate of 20% and the maximum CA marginal tax rate of 13.3%, that all taxes are paid at the end of the 18th year, and that local taxes are in excess of federal deductible amounts. ScholarShare 529 tax status assumes use for approved higher education expenses.

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

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.

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Step TwoStep Two

Research Investments

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

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Step ThreeStep Three

Open an Account

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

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