What is the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529?

BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 plan is comprised of mutual funds and ETFs from BlackRock, iShares and other leading asset managers. It also has tax advantages for multiple states, with added benefits for Ohio residents.

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Investment options

The BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan offers three distinct investment approaches, allowing you to choose the options that best fit your college planning needs.


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Important plan changes 

Pricing and performance

Get to know the ins and outs of how your 529 plan is performing so you can keep your college savings on track. 


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What is a 529 investment plan for?

• Saving for a student’s college education

• Paying your graduate school expenses

• Pursuing an interest through CE courses

• Growing higher education savings tax-free1

What college expenses does it cover?2

• Tuition

• Room and board

• Fees

• Books, supplies and required equipment

• Computer equipment and technology

What are the key benefits?

• Grow and withdraw assets free of federal taxes

• Additional state tax benefits, where applicable

• Flexibility to transfer to another eligible relative

• No income limitations for making contributions

Forms and applications

Need to open an account, update an existing one, or make a withdrawal? Fill out and submit the necessary forms, and we’ll take care of the rest.


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Frequently asked questions

To help you simplify the process, we’ve answered the most common questions that surface around 529 college savings plans.


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Tips for withdrawals

Read our helpful withdrawal guide when you plan to put the money invested in your 529 plan to good use.


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Determine approximately how much money you need to save to pay for college.
Look at different plans to see which the best option for you is.