529 PLAN

A 529 is a good option because the plan can be opened by anyone — parents, grandparents, other family members, friends — and contributions limits are higher than most other college savings plans.

The plan invests in mutual funds that are subject to stock market fluctuations.

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How it works

  • Make after-tax annual contributions up to $75,000 per individual or $150,000 per married couple.
  • Set up automatic contributions and increase amounts at any time.
  • Use a 529 alone or in addition to other college savings.
  • Watch your savings grow tax-deferred.1
  • Make tax-free withdrawals as long as you use the money for qualified education expenses.

How to qualify

  • No annual income restrictions.
  • Anyone — not just parents or family members — can open one.

Saving for college can be intimidating, especially if you're not sure when or how to start. But it doesn't have to be. Our licensed financial advisors can help you devise a plan you can afford.



Meet with an advisor

Set up a meeting with a financial advisor.

Call (800) 462-8328, ext. 4116, Option 2

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Contact us by email at investments@schoolsfirstfcu.org.


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  1. This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor.