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529s Win More College Savings Despite Performance Shortfall

Fees continue to fall, but mutual funds and indexes post better returns.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's October 2013 College-Savings Boot Camp special report. This article originally appeared April 22.

College savers are socking more money into 529 plans, even though the investments' returns have not been as strong as similar mutual funds, according to a Morningstar industry study released today.