ScholarShare 529 celebrates 25 years of helping families save for college.

Unlocking doors to education since 1999.

The California way to save for college

Tax advantages that can help families plan for the cost of education.

Trusted for over 25 years ScholarShare529

Designed for California Families

Administered by the ScholarShare Investment Board and chaired by the California State Treasurer.

$15.2 billion

in assets as of 3/31/24


accounts as of 3/31/24

$6.7 billion

qualified distributions as of 3/31/24


average account balance as of 3/31/24

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.

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 $45 billion for college as of 3/31/24
  • TIAA is a Fortune 500 financial services organization founded in 1918

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    Make the most of every dollar you put toward college savings with ScholarShare 529.

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