About CollegeAmerica | American Funds

Trusted by more than 1 million families

We’re good at helping families save for college. So good, in fact, that CollegeAmerica is the largest 529 savings plan in the U.S., with over $60 billion invested.1 If you’re considering opening a 529 savings plan, CollegeAmerica might be a good fit for your family, too.

Find your perfect fit.

The next step after opening a CollegeAmerica plan is to choose your investments. You can put it together yourself or let us do it for you. Whatever your style, our savings plans can help give your children the gift of education without giving your family a lifetime of debt.

American Funds College
Target Date Series®

Choose a fund that aligns with the year your child will start college.

American Funds
Portfolio Series℠

Plan to preserve or increase your investment with a single, diversified fund of funds.

American Funds mutual funds

Create your own portfolio of your preferred individual funds.

Why work with an advisor?

Investing is a big step for many people. It can be time consuming and, at times, feel overwhelming. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone. A financial advisor can help.

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  1. As of September 30, 2018, CollegeAmerica AUM is more than $60B.

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 provides state tax and other state benefits, such as financial aid, scholarship funds and protection from creditors, not available through CollegeAmerica. Before investing in any state's 529 plan, investors should consult a tax advisor. 

If withdrawals from 529 plans are used for purposes other than qualified education expenses, the earnings will be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty in addition to federal and, if applicable, state income tax. State tax treatment of K-12 withdrawals varies. Please consult your tax advisor for state-specific details.

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