As a parent or grandparent, you may want to help your children/grandchildren start saving now for the cost of college tuition.
When planning, it is worth considering a 529 plan.
According to the SEC, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future education costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies, or educational institutions and are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. 
There are two types of 529 plans: prepaid tuition plans and education or college savings plans. Every state offers a state section plan, and both are free from federal income taxes.
529 Plan Basics
When looking into 529’s it’s important to understand that each plan has unique benefits but you should review and understand your state’s options. Still, have more questions? Reach out to your Emerald Advisor today to discuss your options!
 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (2018, May 29). SEC.gov.
 Section 529 Plans. (2021) FinAid.org.
 What is a 529 Plan? College Savings Plan Network.
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