Underlying Investments

Each investment option consists of one or more underlying funds.

The underlying investments are managed by Vanguard Group, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), or are held in trust by my529 at Sallie Mae Bank and U.S. Bank.

Account owners do not own shares of any underlying investment. Instead, account owners own my529 units in the selected investment options issued by the my529 trust.

Read the Program Description for more information.

Underlying Fund Expenses

Vanguard and Dimensional charge an Underlying Fund Expense for each underlying mutual fund. Fund expenses do not appear on my529 account statements because Vanguard and Dimensional deduct the fees from the applicable underlying funds (and because you do not own shares in the funds). The performance and market values of a my529 account are net of any fund expenses.

The Underlying Fund Expenses in the tables below apply to the Vanguard and Dimensional funds included as underlying investments in my529.

To view a Fund Fact Sheet or Prospectus click the information icon next to the fund.


As of June 30, 2022, Vanguard managed more than $7.1 trillion in U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund assets. The firm offers 204 funds to U.S. investors and 207 additional funds in non-U.S. markets.

Underlying Fund Ticker Symbol Underlying Fund Expenses Fund Fact Sheet Prospectus
Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund VSTSX 0.010% VSTSX Fact Sheet VSTSX Prospectus
Institutional Index Fund VIIIX 0.020% VIIIX Fact Sheet VIIIX Prospectus
Value Index Fund1 VIVIX 0.040% VIVIX Fact Sheet VIVIX Prospectus
Growth Index Fund1 VIGIX 0.040% VIGIX Fact Sheet VIGIX Prospectus
Mid-Cap Index Fund VMCPX 0.030% VMCPX Fact Sheet VMCPX Prospectus
Small-Cap Index Fund VSCPX 0.030% VSCPX Fact Sheet VSCPX Prospectus
Small-Cap Value Index Fund1, 2 VSIIX 0.060% VSIIX Fact Sheet VSIIX Prospectus
Small-Cap Growth Index Fund1, 2 VSGIX 0.060% VSGIX Fact Sheet VSGIX Prospectus
FTSE Social Index Fund1 VFTNX 0.120% VFTNX Fact Sheet VFTNX Prospectus
Total International Stock Index Fund VTPSX 0.070% VTPSX Fact Sheet VTPSX Prospectus
Developed Markets Index Fund VDIPX 0.040% VDIPX Fact Sheet VDIPX Prospectus
International Value Fund2 VTRIX 0.360% VTRIX Fact Sheet VTRIX Prospectus
International Growth Fund1, 2 VWILX 0.320% VWILX Fact Sheet VWILX Prospectus
Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund2 VEMRX 0.080% VEMRX Fact Sheet VEMRX Prospectus
Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund VFSIX 0.070% VFSIX Fact Sheet VFSIX Prospectus
Short-Term Bond Index Fund VBIPX 0.040% VBIPX Fact Sheet VBIPX Prospectus
Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund1 VTSPX 0.040% VTSPX Fact Sheet VTSPX Prospectus
Total Bond Market Index Fund VTBSX 0.010% VBMPX Fact Sheet VBMPX Prospectus
High-Yield Corporate Fund1, 2 VWEAX 0.130% VBMPX Fact Sheet VWEAX Prospectus
Total International Bond Index Fund VTIFX 0.070% VTIFX Fact Sheet VTIFX Prospectus


As of June 30, 2022, Dimensional managed $575 billion for investors worldwide, with offices around the globe. They offer investment solutions across asset classes, including global equities, fixed income and real estate investment trusts (REITS).

Underlying Fund Ticker Symbol Underlying Fund Expenses Fund Overview Prospectus
Global Allocation 60/40 Portfolio1, 3 DGSIX 0.250% DGSIX Fact Sheet DGSIX Prospectus
Global Allocation 25/75 Portfolio1, 3 DGTSX 0.230% DGTSX Fact Sheet DGTSX Prospectus
U.S. Large Cap Value Portfolio1, 4 DFLVX 0.220% DFLVX Fact Sheet DFLVX Prospectus
U.S. Small Cap Value Portfolio1, 2 DFSVX 0.300% DFSVX Fact Sheet DFSVX Prospectus
Real Estate Securities Portfolio1, 2, 3 DFREX 0.180% DFREX Fact Sheet DFREX Prospectus
U.S. Sustainability Core 1 Portfolio1, 3 DFSIX 0.180% DFSIX Fact Sheet DFSIX Prospectus
International Value Portfolio1, 2, 4 DFIVX 0.290% DFIVX Fact Sheet DFIVX Prospectus
Global Equity Portfolio1, 3 DGEIX 0.250% DGEIX Fact Sheet DGEIX Prospectus
One-Year Fixed Income Portfolio1 DFIHX 0.130% DFIHX Fact Sheet DFIHX Prospectus
Five-Year Global Fixed Income Portfolio1 DFGBX 0.240% DFGBX Fact Sheet DFGBX Prospectus
1The fund is available in the Customized Age-Based and Customized Static investment options only.
2An investment allocation to this fund may not exceed 25 percent in an account. For the Customized Age-Based investment option, this cap applies to the allocation for each age bracket. Therefore, the total operating expense ratio will reflect the weighted allocation to the underlying investments.
3The total operating expense ratio reflects a fee waiver pursuant to a Fee Waiver Agreement in effect through February 28, 2023. The total operating expense ratio may increase if the Fee Waiver Agreement is not extended beyond February 28, 2023.
4The total Operating Expense Ratios reflect a permanent, contractual Fee Waiver Agreement with Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

PIMCO Interest Income Fund

The PIMCO Interest Income Fund, a stable value fund, is run by Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), a Newport Beach, California, investment firm with $1.82 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022.

PIMCO Interest Income Fund focuses on preserving principal and providing liquidity while generating steady returns for my529 account owners saving for higher education. The fund invests in high-quality government and corporate bonds with short- and intermediate-term maturity dates.

The investment management fee for the fund is 0.111 percent. In the future, the management fee could be higher or lower depending on the total invested assets under management.

Read the PIMCO Interest Income Fund Fact Sheet for more information.

FDIC-insured accounts

All money invested in the FDIC-Insured investment option and the portion of the Enrollment Date, Static or Customized investment options allocated to the FDIC-insured accounts is held in trust by my529 at Sallie Mae Bank and U.S. Bank.

Sallie Mae Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of SLM Corporation, has operated as an industrial bank in Utah since 2005. The bank had approximately $27.5 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022. For more information about Sallie Mae Bank, visit salliemae.com/banking.

U.S. Bank National Association, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been chartered since 1863. U.S. Bank had $551.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022. For more information about U.S. Bank, visit usbank.com.

Contributions to and earnings on the FDIC-Insured investment option (as well as the portion of the Enrollment Date, Static or Customized investment options that are invested in the FDIC-insured accounts) are allocated between the banks according to the following percentages: Sallie Mae Bank (90 percent) and U.S. Bank (10 percent).This money is insured by the FDIC on a pass-through basis to each account owner at each bank up to $250,000. The amount of FDIC insurance provided to an account owner is based on the total of (1) the value of an account owner’s investment in the FDIC-insured account at each bank plus (2) the value of other accounts held (if any) at each bank, as determined by the banks and by FDIC regulations.

The interest paid in the FDIC-insured accounts is a floating rate that is a 90/10 blend of the interest paid by each of the banks based on recognized benchmarks for short-term interest rates.