The DC College Savings Plan offers three different types of investments for your account contributions. You may invest in just one option or a combination of all three. It's your choice.
Age-based portfolios: Simply choose the age-based portfolio that matches the age of your child (or account beneficiary).
Single fund investments: Build a custom portfolio with our single fund investment options.
Stability of Principal option: Our most conservative strategy, this option focuses on protecting the principal you invest. The Ameritas Principal Plus* investment portfolio provides for a guarantee of principal and a minimum contractual interest rate of 3.0% to the Trust.
Important: Change to International Funding Option
Calvert Investment Managements, Inc., and the DC Office of Finance and Treasury have determined that Calvert International Equity Fund – DC 529 will no longer serve as the underlying investment for the Program’s investment options, effective February 20, 2015. The fund was replaced by Calvert International Opportunities Fund – DC 529 in the Single Fund Investment Strategy and the Age-Based Portfolio Strategy.
Read the complete letter: DC529 Plan Change in International Funding Option. (PDF)
Compare investment options
To see all your options side by side, download our brochure, DC College Savings Plan: Your Investment Options(PDF).
* Formerly named Acacia Principal Plus. On July 1, 2014, Acacia Life Insurance Company merged with and into its parent company, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.