About College Savings Plans

Learn what a “529” college savings plan is, who can invest, what tax advantages it offers, and how to open an account.

How People Pay for College

Saving for higher education may be one of the most valuable investments you make for the future. But college costs are high, and paying for college can be a challenge for many parents and students. Learn about your options for funding your child’s college education.

Start Saving Now

It may seem odd to start saving for something that won’t happen for five, 10, or even 18 years. But if you start saving for college now, paying for college will be a lot less daunting. Even $50 per month can make a difference. Learn why it’s important to start saving as soon as possible.

Online Resources

Learn about paying for college with free resources from the DC Tuition Assistance Program, the U.S. Department of Education, Savingforcollege.com, FinAid.org,  and much more.

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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.