Online 529 Plan Resources

Qualifying Educational Institutions

U.S. qualifying educational institutions

International colleges qualifying for tax-free 529 plan distributions: 

(in excel spreadsheet format)

How much will your Grandchild’s College Really Cost?

CNN College Costs 

College Affordability and Transparency Center 

College Navigator

In-Depth 529 Plan Information

Savingforcollege: Valuable resources including newsletters, cost of college calculators, and the ability to compare various 529 plans and other investment options. 

College Savings Plans Network: The College Savings Plans Network is a national nonprofit association dedicated to making college more accessible and affordable for families. Its website provides detailed information about college savings plans and allows you to compare 529 plans from around the country. 

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority: Analyze 529 college savings plans fees and expenses.

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid 

U.S. Department of Education

Schools using the CSS Profile scholarship and grant application form 


How Fees Impact your 529 Plan Investment Performance

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 


529 Plan Cost Comparison Calculator


Vanguard Savings Planner


College Savings Calculator


Peterson’s: Considered one of the comprehensive education resources on the Internet, Peterson’s offers core products for college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid. 

The College Board: The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations.