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The Basics of Progressive 529s

The College Savings Initiative offeres a comprehensive overview of the foundational aspects of Progressive 529s, and why they should be incorporated into the 529 savings platform that is currently used. The initiative is ceneterd on developing and advancing progressive 529 college saving plans at the state and federal levels. Progressive 529s can be utilized as a vehicle to support college access, readiness, and completion.

Project: College Success


Boshara, R., Clancy, M., Newville, D., & Sherraden, M. (2009). The basics of progressive 529s. St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, and New America Foundation.