College Planning

529 Plan Contribution Deadlines

529 plans do not have contribution deadlines. You may contribute to a 529 plan any time throughout the year, and you do not have to stop contributing once the child reaches a certain age. But, some families make annual contributions by a specific date to maximize state tax benefits and the annual gift tax exclusion.

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Tools & Calculators

Savings vs Loans calculator

Find out what you can save by contributing to a 529 plan today instead of paying off a student loan later

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Financial Aid Calculator

Get an estimate of your child's financial-aid eligibility (EFC)

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