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Class 529 shares with and without fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements

CollegeAmerica is sponsored by Virginia 529 (SM)

The table below shows Class 529-A, -B, -C, F-1 and -E share returns and SEC yields with and without fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements for some funds and share classes. To get each fund’s expense ratio, and its yield and returns for other periods not shown that reflect the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursements, visit the detailed fund information page for each fund listed below. You may also read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.

Figures shown are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Fund results shown are at net asset value with all distributions reinvested. If a sales charge had been deducted, the results would have been lower. Share prices and returns will vary, so investors may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

An investment in the money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the fund.

Fund name
Annualized 7-day yields*
as of March 31, 2014
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
American Funds Money Market Fund® −0.43% −1.21% −0.43% −0.43% −0.42%
Fund name
Annualized 30-day SEC yields
as of March 31, 2014
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
American Funds Balanced PortfolioSM 1.43% 0.72% 0.76% 1.73% 1.22%
American Funds Global Growth PortfolioSM 0.87% 0.12% 0.11% 1.11% 0.65%
American Funds Growth and Income PortfolioSM 1.56% 0.91% 0.91% 1.92% 1.42%
American Funds Growth PortfolioSM 0.34% −0.45% −0.44% 0.58% 0.09%
American Funds Income PortfolioSM 2.72% 2.14% 2.14% 3.14% 2.67%
American Funds Preservation PortfolioSM 0.96% 0.21% 0.22% 1.20% 0.69%

Annualized returns

Fund name
Average annual total returns since shares first sold
as of March 31, 2014
(date shares first sold)
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
American Funds Money Market Fund
With reimbursements 0.00%
(May 1, 2009)
0.00%
(May 1, 2009)
0.00%
(May 1, 2009)
0.00%
(May 1, 2009)
0.00%
(May 1, 2009)
Without reimbursements −0.39% −1.10% −0.39% −0.40% −0.39%

*Calculated by annualizing dividends paid during the last seven days of the period. For money market funds, the annualized 7-day SEC yield more accurately reflects the fund’s current earnings than does total return.

Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses. When applicable, investment results reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, without which results would have been lower. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.

Depending on your state of residence, there may be an in-state plan that provides tax and other benefits not available through CollegeAmerica. Before investing in any state’s 529 plan, you should consult your tax adviser.


Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. CollegeAmerica is distributed by American Funds Distributors® and sold through unaffiliated intermediaries.