Underlying Investments

Each investment option consists of one or more underlying funds.

The underlying investments are managed by Vanguard Group, Dimensional Fund Advisors, and the Utah Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund, or are held in trust by my529 at Sallie Mae Bank and U.S. Bank.

Account owners do not own the underlying investments that constitute any my529 investment option.

Read the Program Description for more information.

Underlying Fund Operating Expense Ratios

Vanguard and Dimensional charge an Operating Expense Ratio for each underlying mutual fund. Expense ratios 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 expense ratios.

The Operating Expense Ratios 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.

Vanguard®

As of March 31, 2018, Vanguard manages more than $5 trillion in U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund assets. The firm offers 187 funds to U.S. investors and 208 additional funds in non-U.S. markets.

Underlying Fund Ticker Symbol Operating Expense Ratio Fund Fact Sheet Prospectus
Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund VITPX 0.020% VITPX Fact Sheet VITPX 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 VFTSX 0.200% VTPSX Fact Sheet VTPSX Prospectus
Total International Stock Index Fund VTPSX 0.070% VTPSX Fact Sheet VTPSX Prospectus
Developed Markets Index Fund VDIPX 0.050% VDIPX Fact Sheet VDIPX Prospectus
International Value Fund2, 3 VTRIX 0.400% VTRIX Fact Sheet VTRIX Prospectus
International Growth Fund1, 2 VWILX 0.320% VWILX Fact Sheet VWILX Prospectus
Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund2 VEMRX 0.090% 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 VBMPX 0.030% 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

Dimensional®

As of March 31, 2018, Dimensional manages $586 billion for investors worldwide, with 13 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 Operating Expense Ratio Fund Overview Prospectus
Global Allocation 60/40 Portfolio1, 4 DGSIX 0.280% DGSIX Fact Sheet DGSIX Prospectus
Global Allocation 25/75 Portfolio1, 4 DGTSX 0.260% DGTSX Fact Sheet DGTSX Prospectus
U.S. Large Cap Value Portfolio1, 5 DFLVX 0.270% DFLVX Fact Sheet DFLVX Prospectus
U.S. Small Cap Value Portfolio1, 2 DFSVX 0.520% DFSVX Fact Sheet DFSVX Prospectus
Real Estate Securities Portfolio1, 2, 4 DFREX 0.180% DFREX Fact Sheet DFREX Prospectus
U.S. Sustainability Core 1 Portfolio1, 4 DFSIX 0.250% DFSIX Fact Sheet DFSIX Prospectus
International Value Portfolio1, 2, 5 DFIVX 0.430% DFIVX Fact Sheet DFIVX Prospectus
Global Equity Portfolio1, 4 DGEIX 0.300% DGEIX Fact Sheet DGEIX Prospectus
One-Year Fixed Income Portfolio1 DFIHX 0.170% DFIHX Fact Sheet DFIHX Prospectus
Five-Year Global Fixed Income Portfolio1 DFGBX 0.270% DFGBX Fact Sheet DFGBX Prospectus
NOTES
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 fund was available in the Customized Static investment option only and was closed to new investments beginning on July 25, 2011. However, upon making an investment option change, the 25 percent allocation cap in an account will apply.
4The total operating expense ratio reflects a fee waiver pursuant to a Fee Waiver Agreement in effect through February 28, 2018. The total operating expense ratio may increase if the Fee Waiver Agreement is not extended beyond February 28, 2018.
5The total Operating Expense Ratios reflect a permanent, contractual Fee Waiver Agreement with Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

Utah Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund

The Utah Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund** is managed by the Office of the Utah State Treasurer.

Securities in the Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund include:

  • Certificates of deposit
  • Money market securities
  • Commercial paper
  • Short-term corporate notes
  • Obligations of the U.S. Treasury and certain agencies of the U.S. government

More information about the Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund is available at the Utah State Treasurer’s website.

** The Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund is closed to new investments as an underlying investment in the Customized Age-Based and Customized Static investment options.

FDIC-insured accounts

All money invested in the FDIC-Insured investment option, and in the FDIC-insured accounts embedded in the age-based investment options, is allocated to the FDIC-insured accounts held in trust by my529 at Sallie Mae Bank and U.S. Bank, collectively referred to as “the Banks.”

Sallie Mae Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of SLM Corporation, has operated as an industrial bank in Utah since 2005. The bank had approximately $23.27 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. 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 $460 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. For more information about U.S. Bank, visit usbank.com.

Contributions to and earnings on the FDIC-Insured investment option 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 the maximum amount set by federal law, which is $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 return on contributions to the FDIC-insured accounts is expressed as an annual percentage yield (APY) paid in the form of interest. The interest paid 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.