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Looking for a Way to Start Saving for College?

With college tuition rising faster than inflation, many students need assistance when it comes to funding their education. As the country’s largest 529 plan,1 and Morningstar’s top-rated2 advisor-sold 529 plan, CollegeAmerica® is helping over 1 million families pursue their college savings goals.

You can be one of them. With a CollegeAmerica 529 plan, it’s easy to get started.

To find out more about the benefits of saving in the plan, talk to your plan’s financial professional.


Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

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, Inc. and sold through unaffiliated intermediaries. 

Depending on your state of residence, there may be an in-state plan that offers tax and other benefits not available through CollegeAmerica. Before investing in any state's 529 plan, investors should consult a tax advisor. 

1

Largest by assets, according to the Q4 2016 529 College Savings Quarterly Data Update from Strategic Insight.

2

"Morningstar Names Best 529 College-Savings Plans for 2016," October, 2016. Morningstar ratings are based on the following criteria: process, performance, price, people and parent.