ScholarShare 529 is California’s only official college savings plan.

The ScholarShare Investment Board partners with 529 experts to ensure the plan is well managed, helping families achieve the dreams higher education unlocks.

The California way to save for college

ScholarShare 529 provides tax advantages that can help families plan for the cost of higher education.

Trusted for over 20 years ScholarShare529

For California Families

ScholarShare 529 is designed for and trusted by California families.

Helping California families save for college for over 20 years

Managing over $14.4B in assets as of 12/31/23

Over 422,000 accounts as of 12/31/23

Managed by an independent board chaired by the California State Treasurer

About ScholarShare 529

Administered and overseen by a seven-member ScholarShare Investment Board, chaired by the State Treasurer, the plan provides families with a diverse set of low-cost investment options, tax-deferred growth and withdrawals free from state and federal taxes when used for qualified education expenses.

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A college degree is the surest way to increase wage potential for your kids AND give them the knowledge and skills to make a difference in our community. That’s why I work hard to help families understand ScholarShare 529 is a superior college savings plan.

Fiona Ma
CPA, California State Treasurer

ScholarShare 529, managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of TIAA.

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc manages our wide array of 529 investment options.

  • Pioneer in the 529 plan space and proven leader
  • Manages a wide array of 529 investment options
  • Serves families and their more than 1.6 million accounts, helping them save more than $40 billion for college (as of 12/31/2023)
  • TIAA is a Fortune 500 financial services organization founded in 1918

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