my529 reduces costs for account owners


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November 12, 2020

my529 reduces costs for account owners

Vanguard investments move to new share class, savings passed on

(Salt Lake City) my529 announced today that two Vanguard funds used in my529 investment options qualify for a new share class, and that means reduced costs for most account owners.

The volume of the my529 Trust’s investment in the two underlying funds—the Total Stock Market Index Fund and FTSE Social Index Fund—allows my529 to obtain a lower cost share class.

Currently, 77% of account owners are invested in a my529 investment option that features one of these underlying funds. my529 estimates that account owners will collectively save more than $485,000 on an annual basis.

This is the second time in two months that account owners have benefited from lower costs. On October 1, my529 lowered the Administrative Asset Fee on 12 of its 13 investment options, saving approximately $2.3 million annually across my529 account owners.

About my529
my529, Utah’s official nonprofit 529 educational savings plan, is highly rated by Morningstar Inc. my529 earned Morningstar’s Analyst Rating of Gold in October 2020. This is the 10th year straight Utah’s educational savings plan has achieved Morningstar’s top rating.

Accounts are free to open, and my529 requires no minimum deposit or account balance. my529’s user-friendly website,, makes it easy to open, manage, and contribute to an account online.
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