It is never too early to begin laying the foundation for future success through education. Consistent investing, sound financial advice and the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan can be the building blocks of a winning college savings plan, and the power to begin is in your hands.

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Estimated Cost of a Four-Year Education (Tuition & Fees)

Sources: BlackRock; College Board, "Trends in College Pricing 2009." Figures include tuition, fees, room and board. Figures for age 18 based on costs for 2009-2010 academic year. Estimated annual growth of 5%.

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Saving for college in a 529 plan, which offers tax-deferred growth and tax-free withdrawals for qualified expenses, allows your savings to grow faster and go farther.

The Cost of a College Education
Starting later to save for your children's or grandchildren's education may prevent you from meeting your goals or make meeting the goals more costly.

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The BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan is designed to be a Qualified Tuition Program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Plan is sponsored by the state of Ohio.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses associated with municipal fund securities before investing. More information about municipal fund securities is available in the issuer's Program Description. You may obtain a Program Description by clicking here or calling 866-529-8582. The Program Description should be read carefully before investing.

Any investment in a BlackRock CollegeAdvantage mutual fund-based investment option is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other governmental agency or other party, including the custodian/state of Ohio, the Tuition Trust, BlackRock or any of the mutual fund firms under contract with the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority. An investment in a BlackRock CollegeAdvantage mutual fund-based investment option is not a direct investment in a mutual fund itself. Participants assume all investment risk of an investment in the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan, including the potential loss of principal and liability for penalties such as those levied for non-educational withdrawals. Regular investing does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. The amount actually available for withdrawal will depend on the investment performance of the investment options chosen.

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