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By Kirtland Financial Services
For many people, a 529 savings plan offers an opportunity to achieve an important life goal and improve overall financial health. As college and university administrators determine how higher education will look in the future (classes on campus, remote learning or a mix of both), the benefits of a 529 plan have never been more meaningful. Here are three benefits that are particularly important during these times – especially as the cost of higher learning continues to rise.
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to help pay for education. Originally limited to postsecondary education costs, it was expanded to cover K-12 education in 2017. The two major types of 529 plans are savings plans and prepaid tuition plans. Savings plans grow tax-deferred and withdrawals are federally tax-free if they’re used for qualified education expenses. Prepaid tuition plans allow the account owner to pay in advance for tuition at designated colleges and universities, locking in the cost at today’s rates.
Distributions from a 529 plan can be used to cover a long list of qualified education expenses at qualified institutions. Here’s a summary:
Types of eligible institutions
1 Registered and certified with the U.S. Department of Labor.
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