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Class 529 Shares With and Without Expense Reimbursements

CollegeAmerica (R) is a nationwide plan sponsored by Virginia529 (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. Funds and share classes shown reflect a more than 10 basis point expense waiver and/or reimbursement on an annualized basis. 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.

Important: Class 529-B shares are no longer available for new investments effective April 21, 2009. Shareholders currently invested in 529-B shares will be able to hold those shares until the shares convert to Class 529-A shares. However, additional investments into Class 529-B shares will not be accepted.

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.

You could lose money by investing in the American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund℠. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.
Fund Name Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold
With Reimbursements as of 08/31/16* (date shares first sold) Without Reimbursements as of 08/31/16
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E 529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
Money Market Fund
American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund℠ 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)
−0.37% −1.10% −0.37% −0.37% −0.36%
Fund Name
Annualized 7-Day Yields
as of 08/31/16
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
Money Market Fund
American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund℠ −0.29% −1.11% −0.31% −0.29% −0.27%
Fund Name
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
as of 08/31/16
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
Growth-and-Income Fund
American Funds Developing World Growth and Income Fund℠ 1.63% 1.28% 0.97% 1.99% 1.67%
Fund Name
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
as of 08/31/16
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
Bond Fund
American Funds Corporate Bond Fund℠ 1.36% 1.78% 0.94% 1.75% 1.47%
American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund℠ 5.17% 5.43% 5.48% 5.46% 5.27%
American Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund® 2.67% 2.23% 1.85% 2.86% 2.29%
American Funds Strategic Bond Fund℠ 1.61% 1.47% 1.00% 1.86% 1.59%
Fund Name
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yields
as of 08/31/16
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-F-1 529-E
American Funds Portfolio Series℠
American Funds Balanced Portfolio℠ 1.27% 0.54% 0.59% 1.58% 1.14%
American Funds Global Growth Portfolio℠ 0.85% 0.11% 0.09% 1.08% 0.65%
American Funds Growth and Income Portfolio℠ 1.59% 0.89% 0.93% 1.93% 1.49%
American Funds Growth Portfolio℠ 0.52% −0.31% −0.27% 0.72% 0.29%
American Funds Income Portfolio℠ 2.80% 2.16% 2.20% 3.21% 2.77%
American Funds Preservation Portfolio℠ 1.01% 0.24% 0.27% 1.26% 0.83%
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
Growth Funds
AMCAP Fund®With*
7.40% 7.03% 6.66% 6.84% 9.31%
Without
EuroPacific Growth Fund®With*
7.29% 6.92% 6.41% 6.62% 8.83%
Without
The Growth Fund of America®With*
7.61% 7.11% 6.74% 7.21% 9.71%
Without
The New Economy Fund®With*
8.13% 7.79% 7.50% 7.38% 11.31%
Without
New Perspective Fund®With*
8.23% 7.73% 7.36% 7.79% 10.14%
Without
New World Fund®With*
9.33% 8.82% 8.46% 8.60% 10.57%
Without
SMALLCAP World Fund®With*
9.06% 8.50% 8.12% 8.27% 10.97%
Without
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
Growth-and-Income Funds
American Funds Developing World Growth and Income Fund℠With*
−1.04% −1.69% −1.80% −1.24% −0.88%
Without
American Mutual Fund®With*
7.26% 6.76% 6.32% 6.47% 8.60%
Without
Capital World Growth and Income Fund®With*
8.58% 8.19% 7.81% 8.05% 9.89%
Without
Fundamental Investors®With*
8.34% 7.97% 7.46% 7.65% 10.60%
Without
International Growth and Income Fund℠With*
6.15% 5.29% 5.30% 5.87% 6.37%
Without
The Investment Company of America®With*
6.95% 6.46% 6.21% 6.50% 8.45%
Without
Washington Mutual Investors Fund℠With*
6.75% 6.38% 5.89% 6.22% 8.25%
Without
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
Equity-Income Funds
Capital Income Builder®With*
7.16% 6.63% 6.30% 6.75% 7.67%
Without
The Income Fund of America®With*
7.29% 6.87% 6.50% 6.97% 8.34%
Without
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
Balanced Funds
American Balanced Fund®With*
6.93% 6.44% 6.17% 6.44% 8.07%
Without
American Funds Global Balanced Fund℠With*
6.21% 5.35% 5.36% 5.94% 6.42%
Without
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
Bond Funds
American Funds Corporate Bond Fund℠With*
4.24% 3.52% 3.51% 4.06% 4.50%
Without
American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund℠With*
4.53% 4.32% 4.35% 4.48% 4.62%
Without
American Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund®With*
1.60% 1.16% 0.71% 1.32% 1.72%
Without
American Funds Mortgage Fund®With*
2.39% 1.62% 1.60% 2.14% 2.60%
Without
American Funds Strategic Bond Fund℠With*
3.33% 3.38% 3.12% 3.28% 3.46%
Without
American High-Income Trust®With*
6.91% 6.51% 6.06% 6.48% 8.02%
Without
The Bond Fund of America®With*
4.30% 3.82% 3.48% 4.03% 4.61%
Without
Capital World Bond Fund®With*
6.00% 5.53% 5.16% 5.58% 5.81%
Without
Intermediate Bond Fund of America®With*
2.73% 2.28% 1.93% 2.54% 2.69%
Without
Short-Term Bond Fund of America®With*
1.54% 0.89% 0.70% 1.17% 1.70%
Without
U.S. Government Securities Fund®With*
3.74% 3.26% 2.91% 3.52% 3.63%
Without
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
American Funds Portfolio Series℠
American Funds Global Growth Portfolio℠With*
11.17% 10.27% 10.26% 10.87% 11.36%
Without
American Funds Growth Portfolio℠With*
13.00% 12.07% 12.08% 12.69% 13.21%
Without
American Funds Growth and Income Portfolio℠With*
10.63% 9.77% 9.77% 10.35% 10.87%
Without
American Funds Balanced Portfolio℠With*
9.70% 8.82% 8.83% 9.41% 9.92%
Without
American Funds Income Portfolio℠With*
7.62% 6.81% 6.79% 7.38% 7.86%
Without
American Funds Preservation Portfolio℠With*
1.09% 0.29% 0.30% 0.86% 1.31%
Without
Fund Name Waivers and/or Reimbursements as of 08/31/16 Average Annual Total Returns Since Shares First Sold†,‡
529-A 529-B 529-C 529-E 529-F-1
American Funds College Target Date Series®
American Funds College 2033 Fund℠With*
1.88% 1.89% 1.18% 1.71% 2.15%
Without
American Funds College 2030 Fund®With*
8.57% 7.71% 7.69% 8.27% 8.77%
Without
American Funds College 2027 Fund®With*
7.75% 6.89% 6.90% 7.45% 7.96%
Without
American Funds College 2024 Fund®With*
6.75% 5.90% 5.89% 6.45% 6.95%
Without
American Funds College 2021 Fund®With*
5.58% 4.76% 4.78% 5.33% 5.80%
Without
American Funds College 2018 Fund®With*
4.31% 3.52% 3.53% 4.07% 4.54%
Without
American Funds College Enrollment Fund®With*
0.88% 0.12% 0.13% 0.64% 1.12%
Without

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.

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

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.

*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. The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for American Funds Corporate Bond Fund, American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund, American Funds Strategic Bond Fund, American Funds College 2033 Fund, and a portion of fees and expenses for American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund. Investment results reflect the reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least February 1, 2017, for Corporate Bond Fund; May 1, 2017, for Emerging Markets Bond Fund; March 1, 2017, for Strategic Bond Fund; and January 1, 2017, for College 2033 Fund, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time. Please see the fund’s most recent prospectus for details. For U.S. Government Money Market Fund, please see the Financial Highlights table in the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.

Class 529-A shares were first offered on February 15, 2002. Class 529-A share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for estimated additional annual expenses. Results for certain funds with an inception date after February 15, 2002, also include hypothetical returns because those funds’ Class 529-A shares sold after the funds’ date of first offering. Class 529-B shares were first offered on February 15, 2002. Class 529-B share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for estimated additional annual expenses. Results for certain funds with an inception date after February 15, 2002, also include hypothetical returns because those funds’ Class 529-B shares sold after the funds’ date of first offering. Class 529-B shares convert to Class 529-A shares in the month of the eight-year anniversary of the purchase date. Class 529-C shares were first offered on February 15, 2002. Class 529-C share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for estimated additional annual expenses. Results for certain funds with an inception date after February 15, 2002, also include hypothetical returns because those funds’ Class 529-C shares sold after the funds’ date of first offering. Class 529-F-1 shares were first offered on September 9, 2002. Class 529-F-1 share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for estimated additional annual expenses. Results for certain funds with an inception date after September 9, 2002, also include hypothetical returns because those funds’ Class 529-F-1 shares sold after the funds’ date of first offering. Class 529-E shares were first offered on February 15, 2002. Class 529-E share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for estimated additional annual expenses. Results for certain funds with an inception date after February 15, 2002, also include hypothetical returns because those funds’ Class 529-E shares sold after the funds’ date of first offering. Please see each fund’s prospectus for more information on specific expenses.

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.

Lifetime returns for less than one year are not annualized, but calculated as cumulative total returns.