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.

  1. Age-based portfolios: Simply choose the age-based portfolio that matches the age of your child (or account beneficiary).
  2. Single fund investments:  Build a custom portfolio with our single fund investment options.
  3. 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.

*Formerly named Acacia Principal Plus. On July 1, 2014, Acacia Life Insurance Company merged with and into its parent company, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

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.

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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.