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The 9 Best 529 Plans

These direct-sold and advisor-sold plans exhibit strong menus of investment options, solid management, and reasonable fees.

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Each October, Morningstar rates 529 College-Saving Plans. Below are our current ratings on 62 of the largest plans.

Morningstar's analysts have identified nine 529 college-savings plans as the nation's best, awarding them Gold and Silver Morningstar Analyst Ratings. These top medals signal that Morningstar has the highest conviction in the plans' abilities to serve college savers well over the long term.

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Laura Pavlenko Lutton does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.