Performance and Prices

Benchmark returns for the following DC College Savings Plan options are published on the tenth business day (approximately) following the end of each month:

  • Age-based portfolio 14-16 years
  • Age-based portfolio 17+ years
  • Ameritas Principal Plus*

* 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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Fund Prices
as of 2/23/2017
Return
(as of 2/22/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns
(for period ending 1/31/2017)
Price $ Change % Change YTD QTD 1 yr 3 yrs 5 yrs 10 yrs Since
Inception
Inception
Fund
(No Charge)
1 0.00 0.00 0.39 0.22 2.85 2.85 2.95 3.38 3.49 10/31/2002
0 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
45.21 0.05 0.11 3.11 1.00 12.14 5.52 7.61 n/a 7.07 9/30/2008
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
49.83 2.42 4.86 -1.78 -3.78 6.81 3.82 6.57 n/a 6.44 9/30/2008
Fund
(No Charge)
78.85 0.02 0.03 5.81 2.59 10.22 7.61 11.36 6.73 7.87 10/31/2002
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
86.91 4.15 4.78 0.78 -2.29 4.99 5.87 10.28 6.21 7.50 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
29.84 0.04 0.13 1.05 0.51 5.67 2.54 3.08 3.26 4.46 10/31/2002
Fund
(3.75% Charge)
32.21 1.25 3.88 -2.74 -3.26 1.72 1.24 2.30 2.87 4.18 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
15.72 0.05 0.32 4.40 2.93 10.83 n/a n/a n/a -0.23 2/20/2015
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
17.32 0.87 5.02 -0.57 -1.97 5.53 n/a n/a n/a -2.68 2/20/2015
Fund
(No Charge)
34.95 -0.08 -0.23 2.28 -0.85 26.20 9.17 13.95 6.13 6.53 8/1/2005
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
38.52 1.74 4.52 -2.59 -5.56 20.21 7.42 12.84 5.62 6.08 8/1/2005
Fund
(No Charge)
41.66 0.02 0.05 4.78 1.86 16.02 6.75 10.59 4.94 7.21 10/31/2002
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
45.92 2.20 4.79 -0.19 -2.97 10.51 5.03 9.52 4.43 6.84 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
39.5 0.02 0.05 4.42 1.77 14.35 6.25 9.75 4.63 6.83 10/31/2002
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
43.54 2.09 4.80 -0.55 -3.07 8.92 4.54 8.68 4.12 6.46 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
38.08 0.02 0.05 3.73 1.47 12.10 5.68 8.43 4.86 6.58 10/31/2002
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
41.97 2.01 4.79 -1.19 -3.35 6.77 3.99 7.38 4.35 6.22 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
32.43 0.02 0.06 2.01 0.85 6.91 4.18 5.53 4.15 5.47 10/31/2002
Fund
(3.75% Charge)
35 1.33 3.80 -1.82 -2.94 2.89 2.86 4.73 3.75 5.18 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
27.08 0.02 0.07 1.16 0.56 4.59 3.25 3.82 3.41 4.18 10/31/2002
Fund
(2.75% Charge)
28.64 0.81 2.83 -1.64 -2.22 1.70 2.29 3.25 3.12 3.98 10/31/2002
Fund
(No Charge)
24.75 0.03 0.12 5.64 1.79 19.46 10.28 13.51 6.51 8.07 7/31/2003
Fund
(4.75% Charge)
27.28 1.33 4.88 0.61 -3.05 13.81 8.50 12.41 5.99 7.68 7/31/2003
Fund Expenses
(Performance data quoted above already reflects deduction for Fund operating expenses)
Fund Expense Ratio
(if no waiver reimbursement in effect)
Ameritas Principal Plus - DC 529 0.15%
Calvert Balanced - DC 529 1.12%
Calvert Equity - DC 529 1.22%
Calvert Income - DC 529 1.21%
Calvert International Opportunities - DC 529 1.66%
Calvert Small Cap - DC 529 1.52%
DC College Savings 0-5 1.09%
DC College Savings 06-10 1.09%
DC College Savings 11-13 1.05%
DC College Savings 14-16 0.78%
DC College Savings 17 and Up 0.55%
State Street Equity Index 500 - DC 529 0.46%

Important Performance Disclosure

A DC resident must pay an annual account maintenance fee of $15, while a non-DC resident pays an annual account maintenance fee of $30.

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

An account owner who is a resident of the District of Columbia who purchases shares directly from Calvert, or an account owner who contributes through payroll deduction from a company with 300 or more employees, pays no sales charge. An account owner who purchases shares with the assistance of a financial professional, or a non-DC resident who purchases directly from Calvert, pays a sales charge.

The Ameritas Principal Plus Account, which is not a mutual fund, provides important guarantees of principal and interest. All contributions invested under this option are guaranteed to the Trust against principal loss as long as they remain invested in the Account. The guarantees are supported by the general account of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. It is not anticipated that investors in the option will experience a loss of principal while invested in this Account, but the return from income is expected to fluctuate with longer-term fixed income securities.

The District of Columbia does not guarantee investments in the program. Investments may lose value. In addition, the tax benefits for the program have limitations. Consult your professional tax advisor before investing.


Important Expense Disclosure

All expense ratios provided reflect (1) underlying fund expenses and (2) a 0.15% administration and oversight fee payable to DC College Savings Trust. 0.10% of the fee is paid to the program manager, Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Each underlying Calvert Fund's annual operating expenses can be found in its prospectus and annual and semi-annual reports. The annual operating expenses reflect the underlying Fund's most recent fiscal period and, unless otherwise stated, are not a guarantee of future expenses. Where appropriate, expense ratios are adjusted to reflect current fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Such expenses will vary on a periodic basis.

Industry classifications provided by MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, reviewed or produced by MSCI.

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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.