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ScholarShare – College Savings Plan

ScholarShare was created by the state of California as a tax-advantaged way to help people save for the cost of higher education. A 529 college savings plan helps you save more over time. No California or Federal taxes are applied to any earnings on qualified withdrawals.

Additional Information

  • For More Information, visit ScholarShare529(opens in new window).
  • You may open a ScholarShare account at any time and can start with as little as $25. Automatic transfer from your bank account makes contributing easy!
  • Funds can be used at eligible schools nationwide.
  • 529 usage covers quite a lot, including mandatory fees, books, supplies and certain room and board costs.
  • Any U.S. citizen or resident alien over 18 years of age can open or gift a 529 account.
  • If there is a discrepancy between this information and the official plan documents and contracts, the official documents will always govern.

Enrollment Process

  1. To open an account, visit ScholarShare529(opens in new window) and click on the “Open an Account” button; or
  2. Call 800-544-5248.