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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Your child will be in college before you know it. So let’s start saving.

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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.
Find the right option
BlackRock CollegeAdvantage client brochure
529 state tax benefits

We have Upgraded Your Online Account Access Experience!

On May 9, we unveiled our new Active Investor Portal to access your mutual fund or BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Pan accounts that are held Direct at Blackrock.

Click here to learn more.

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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Quarterly performance report
Fees and expenses
1099-Q Guide

 


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
What college expenses does it cover?
• Tuition and Fees
• Room and board
• Books, supplies and required equipment (e.g., computers)
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
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.
Frequently asked questions
To help you simplify the process, we’ve answered the most common questions that surface around 529 college savings plans.
Tips for withdrawals
Read our helpful withdrawal guide when you plan to put the money invested in your 529 plan to good use.
College savings estimator
College savings estimator
Determine approximately how much money you need to save to pay for college.
529 Comparison tool
529 Comparison tool
Look at different plans to see which the best option for you is.