How it Works

Get Started Confidently

All you need is a social security number, address, and your child's name. There will be zero financial questions to get started, and you can get your college savings account set up easily in 5 minutes.

Include Friends and Family

Send a message to your friends and family when you’re celebrating your children for reaching their goals. Your community can leave supportive comments and give a one-time or monthly gift towards their college savings.

Make a Plan that Works

Choose a monthly savings goal that fits within your budget. You’ll always be up-to-speed on how your savings and community gifts have grown, along with changing college costs, and how much your family can expect from financial aid.

Monthly Savings Family Gifts
Financial Aid Investment Growth

Grow Your Savings

Your account will be administered by my529, which provides a tax-free shelter on your investment earnings, as long as the account is used for education. To make life even easier for you, Vanguard will automatically shift your investments from high growth potential when your child is young to lower risk when your child nears graduation from high school.