Age-Based Options: Aggressive Domestic

How it works

Age-based investment options automatically reallocate account funds to be weighted less in equity funds and more in fixed-income funds, a stable value fund, and FDIC-insured accounts as your beneficiary approaches college enrollment age.

The Age-Based Aggressive Domestic investment option allocates your entire account balance to one domestic equity fund—Vanguard Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund—until your beneficiary reaches age 7.

At age 7, two fixed-income funds are added to the investment mix:

  • Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund
  • Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund

At age 10, a stable value fund is added to the portfolio.

  • PIMCO Interest Income Fund

FDIC-insured accounts are added when your beneficiary reaches age 15.

As your beneficiary ages, the percentage of the account balance allocated to the fixed-income funds, the stable value fund, and FDIC-insured accounts increases. The percentage allocated to each equity fund decreases.

When your beneficiary reaches age 19, the account has a 10 percent stake in equities, with the remaining balance divided among long-term and short-term fixed-income funds, the stable value fund, and the FDIC-insured accounts.

age-based investment model

 age-based investment model

View the my529 Investment Option Asset Allocations Table.


View the my529 Investment Option Performance Table


Read the Program Description, Part 7, Investment Information, for information about specific risks for the underlying investments in the Age-Based Aggressive Domestic investment option.


View my529’s Asset Fee Structure Table and Approximate Cost of a $10,000 Investment Table.