Welcome to the DC College Savings Plan

DC selects Ascensus College Savings as new DC529 program and investment manager

DC College Savings Plan—a “section-529” plan—is designed to help everyone save, regardless of income or investment experience. And when you start saving for college may be even more important than how much you save, because even small sums can grow over time. You may save enough to pay for all of your child’s college costs, or you may use the DC College Savings Plan account to supplement financial aid and loans. Either way, the DC College Savings Plan makes your job easier.

The DC College Savings Plan is

  • Convenient. Contribute by check, automatic deposit, or payroll deduction.
  • Affordable. Open an account with as little as $25 per month (through automatic deposit).
  • Tax-advantaged. You won't pay federal income tax on the money you save in the Plan or on withdrawals for qualified expenses like tuition or room and board. And DC residents get special tax benefits; they can deduct up to $4,000 per year in Plan contributions.
  • Socially responsible. The DC College Savings Plan is the only 529 plan in the country to offer a full range of sustainable and responsible investments (SRI), so you can invest in companies that are committed to corporate social responsibility.

Choose an investment option that's right for you

The DC College Savings Plan offers three types of investments:

  • Age-based portfolios 
  • Single fund investments
  • Stability of principal investment 

Enroll in the DC College Savings Plan

Open an account. It's secure and it takes less than 15 minutes!

Enroll now Use the College Savings Calculator Message from Treasurer Barnette


For more information on the DC College Savings Plan, please call 800.987.4859 (800.368.2745 for non-District residents) or contact your financial advisor.  An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of an investment carefully before investing.

The District of Columbia College Savings Trust Program Disclosure Booklet contains this and other information. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

An investor should also consider, before investing, whether the investor's or designated beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available to residents of that state. An investment in another state’s 529 college savings plan may not offer comparable benefits.

The Government of the District of Columbia does not guarantee investments in the program. Investment involves risk, including possible loss of principal.