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Kiplinger's 529 Picks, State by State

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Alabama CollegeCounts 529 Plan (direct-sold version)www.alabama529.org

Alaska Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Arizona Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Arkansas GIFT College Investing Planthegiftplan.s.upromise.com

California Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Colorado Direct Portfolio College Savings Planwww.collegeinvest.org

Connecticut Connecticut Higher Education Trustwww.aboutchet.com

Delaware Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

District of Columbia D.C. College Savings Plan (direct-sold version)www.dccollegesavings.com

Florida Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Georgia Path2College 529 Planwww.path2college529.com

Hawaii Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Idaho Idaho College Savings Programidsaves.s.upromise.com

Illinois Bright Start College Savings Program (direct-sold version)www.brightstartsavings.com

Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan (direct-sold version)www.collegechoiceplan.com

Iowa College Savings Iowacollegesavingsiowa.s.upromise.com

Kansas Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Kentucky Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Louisiana START Saving Programwww.startsaving.la.gov

Maine Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Maryland Maryland College Investment Planwww.collegesavingsmd.org

Massachusetts Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Michigan Michigan Education Savings Programwww.misaves.com

Minnesota Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Mississippi Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Programwww.collegesavingsms.com

Missouri Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Montana Montana Family Education Savings Programwww.collegesavings.com/montana

Nebraska College Savings Plan of Nebraska (direct-sold version)www.planforcollegenow.com

Nevada Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

New Hampshire Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

New Jersey Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

New Mexico The Education Plan’s College Savings Programwww.theeducationplan.com

New York New York’s 529 College Savings Program (direct-sold version)uii.nysaves.s.upromise.com

North Carolina National College Savings Programwww.cfnc.org

North Dakota College SAVEcollegesave4u.s.upromise.com

Ohio Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Planwww.collegeadvantage.com

Oklahoma Oklahoma 529 College Savings Planwww.ok4saving.org

Oregon Oregon College Savings Planwww.oregoncollegesavings.com

Pennsylvania Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Rhode Island CollegeBoundfund (direct-sold version)www.collegeboundfund.com

South Carolina Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (direct-sold version)www.futurescholar.com

South Dakota Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Tennessee Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Texas Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

Utah Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trustwww.uesp.org

Vermont Vermont Higher Education Investment Planwww.vheip.org

Virginia Virginia Education Savings Trustwww.virginia529.com

Washington Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

West Virginia SMART529 Selectwww.smart529select.com

Wisconsin EdVest (direct-sold version)www.edvest.com

Wyoming Use a Kiplinger’s top 529 plan.

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