Additional Authors

Jovanovich, Joe

Publication Date

5-28-2009

Summary

With recent stock market decline, balances in many college savings (529) plans have also declined. Investment options such as money market funds or FDIC-insured CDs are gaining attention, and questions are being raised about the safety of 529 savings plan investments. This brief provides information on 529 savings plan investment options and safety as well as policy implications.

Document Type

Policy Brief

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Original Citation

Clancy, M., & Jovanovich, J. (2009, June). College savings plans: Investment options, safety, and policy implications (CSD Policy Brief No. 09-18). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7V987KN

Project

College Success

Keywords

529, college savings plan, policy

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