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Find the plan that's right for you
Find the plan that's right for you
Find the plan that's right for you
Find the plan that's right for you

TIAA: A leader in 529 plan services

Most 529 college savings plans are administered in partnership with a financial services organization like TIAA.

As one of the leading 529 plan service providers, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. serves as the Plan Manager for 10 different 529 college savings plans. While each of these plans is offered by a particular state, individuals from across the United States can enroll in the plan of your choice - no matter where you live.

AARP College Savings Solutions from TIAA makes it easy for anyone who is saving for a college education to learn about saving for college and to find a 529 college savings plan that meets your needs.

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Giving the Gift: finding the right 529 plan for you

Picking a plan involves two main decisions.

  • Select your plan provider

Each 529 college savings plan is administered by an individual state, which acts as your plan provider. Every plans allows you to invest and grow your college savings federal tax-free, but fees and other details vary between plans.

  • Pick your investment option

You get to pick how your savings will be invested for your 529 college savings account. Like many other financial accounts, there are numerous options to meet your specific needs and goals. AARP College Savings Solutions from TIAA helps you explore investment options and download information to compare the specifics of your 529 college savings plan.

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Select your plan provider

From comparing fees to exploring the impact of potential state tax benefits, you can find the 529 plan that meets your college savings needs.

Some states offer tax advantages to residents who enroll in their home state’s 529 plan. However, these tax savings may be less than the potential savings of using an out-of-state plan with lower fees.

TIAA works with plan providers in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin - but you don’t have to be a resident of these states to select them as your 529 plan college savings plan provider. Even better, you will find that our fees are among the lowest in the country.

To learn more about the TIAA managed 529 college savings plans, please select a plan from the menu below.

Plan Costs: At-a-Glance

Compare plan fees and weigh the potential impact of state tax benefits.

NOTE: This tool and data are provided by Archimedes, the industry standard provider of unbiased, third-party data on 529 Plans.

Plan Comparison Tool

This tool is an easy way to compare your home state 529 plan to out-of state plan providers in three easy steps.

You can also download your comparison information as a PDF for future reference.

Access the Tool

Pick your investment option

No matter which plan provider you select, you can find the investment option that is right for you.

Every plan offers a variety of investment options for you to choose from, including some tailored for conservative and aggressive investors. Many providers also offer time-horizon based strategies that maximize early investment opportunities and then become increasingly conservative as the beneficiary gets closer to attending college.

This tool allows you to view the investment options and past performance information of various plans. These detailed reports can be sent to you by email, along with the full plan booklet from the plan provider of your choice.

Managed by a leading financial services provider

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc. (TFI) is proud to have been selected by 10 states - including California, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin - to serve as Plan Manager for their 529 college savings plans.

We’re here to listen to you, to advise you, and to help you feel confident about making financial decisions. As college costs continue to rise, TIAA managed college savings plans can help AARP members, their families, or anyone who is saving for the dream of a college education.

Ready to enroll

Opening a 529 college savings plan is easy.

To open an account, you will need to gather some basic information for both you and your 529 college savings plan beneficiary. Then, you will be taken to the website of your plan provider to complete the enrollment process.

You will need the following information:

For you:

Date of birth
Social security or tax identification number

For your beneficiary:

Date of birth
Social security or tax identification number

Set the student in your life on the road to financial well-being. Let’s get started!


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