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Compare Savings Options

Use this tool to do a side-by-side comparison of various college saving plan options.

There are many choices for you to consider when charting your child's course to college. The option you choose depends on how many years you have to save, your overall financial goals and your investment preferences.

This Comparison Tool is intended for informational purposes only. The data in this tool should not be relied on to make investment decisions. Consult your legal or tax professional for tax advice.

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6Source: ISS Market Intelligence 529 College Savings Fee Analysis Q1 2022.
7Source: Withdrawals for tuition expenses at public, private or religious elementary, middle, or high school, registered apprenticeship programs, and student loans can be withdrawn free from federal taxes, however may be subject to state income tax. You should talk to a qualified advisor about how tax provisions affect your circumstances.

Neither TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc., nor its affiliates, are responsible for the content or accuracy found on external website links contained herein. This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or estate planning advice. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Be sure to consult with your legal professional for details and advice.

Check with your home state to learn if it offers tax or other benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds or protection from creditors for investing in its own 529 plan. Consult your legal or tax professional for tax advice.

Minnesota taxpayers can reduce their state taxable income up to $3,000 if married filing jointly ($1,500 filing single) for contributions made into a Minnesota 529 college savings plan. Or may be eligible for maximum credit amount up to $500, subject to phase-out based on certain federal adjusted gross income thresholds.