Think about all the important decisions you’ve been making since day one—on sleep schedule, diet, screen time, and more. You’re a pro! How you save for education is another decision, but you don’t have to make it alone. Narrow down your options by answering the questions below.

This decision tree helps investors decide which account to use to save for college. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in a 529 plan, including tax benefits, account flexibility, investment options, and high contribution limits.
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Before choosing a plan, make sure you’re comfortable with the plan’s investment choices, fees and expenses, and account features.

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All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.

For more information about The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan, obtain a Program Description, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information; read and consider it carefully before investing. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor.

If you are not a Nevada taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Other state benefits may include financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors.

The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan is a Nevada Trust administered by the office of the Nevada State Treasurer.

The Vanguard Group, Inc., serves as the Investment Manager for The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan and through its affiliate, Vanguard Marketing Corporation, markets and distributes the Plan. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC, serves as Program Manager and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations. The Plan’s portfolios, although they invest in Vanguard mutual funds, are not mutual funds. Investment returns are not guaranteed, and you could lose money by investing in the Plan.

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