College Planning

The best 529 plans: 5-Cap Ratings

The 5-Cap Ratings provide an independent and objective evaluation of direct-sold and advisor-sold 529 plans. The 5-cap ratings, updated quarterly, help consumers consider their college savings options and choose the best 529 plans. We are pleased to share the top rated plans from our latest quarterly analysis.

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College Planning Articles

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Tools & Calculators

Savings vs Loans calculator

Find out what you can save by contributing to a 529 plan today instead of paying off a student loan later

Compare your savings options

How does each option affect financial aid?

Financial Aid Calculator

Get an estimate of your child's financial-aid eligibility (EFC)

Financial Aid Video