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We’re good at helping families save for college. So good, in fact, that CollegeAmerica is the largest 529 savings plan in the U.S., with over $66 billion invested.* If you’re considering opening a 529 savings plan, CollegeAmerica might be a good fit for your family, too.

Find your perfect fit

The next step after opening a CollegeAmerica plan is to choose your investments. You can put them together yourself or let us do it for you. Whatever your style, our savings plans can help give your children the gift of education without giving your family a lifetime of debt.

American Funds College
Target Date Series®

Choose a fund that corresponds roughly to the year the beneficiary is expected to start taking withdrawals.

American Funds
Portfolio Series℠

Plan to preserve or increase your investment with a single, diversified fund of funds.

American Funds mutual funds

Create your own portfolio of your preferred individual funds.

Why work with a professional?

Investing is a big step for many people. It can be time consuming and, at times, feel overwhelming. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone. A financial professional can help.

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* Largest by assets, according to the 1Q 2020 529 College Savings Quarterly Data Update from ISS Market Intelligence. As of March 31, 2020, CollegeAmerica AUM is $66.4B.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. CollegeAmerica is distributed by American Funds Distributors, Inc. and sold through unaffiliated intermediaries.

Depending on your state of residence, there may be an in-state plan that provides state tax and other state benefits, such as financial aid, scholarship funds and protection from creditors, not available through CollegeAmerica. Before investing in any state's 529 plan, investors should consult a tax advisor. CollegeAmerica is sponsored by Virginia529℠. 

Investments in mortgage-related securities involve additional risks, such as prepayment risk.

Diversification does not eliminate the risks of investing; losses are possible in diversified portfolios.

Each target date portfolio is composed of a mix of underlying funds and is subject to the risks and returns of those funds. Underlying funds may be added or removed during the year.

Fund shares of U.S. Government Securities Fund are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.

Allocations may not achieve investment objectives. The portfolios' risks are directly related to the risks of the underlying funds.

Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds.

The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with the underlying bond holdings.

Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.

Investment professionals gradually adjust the portfolio over time so that it becomes more preservation-oriented. The allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' education savings goals will be met. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which the beneficiary is expected to begin taking withdrawals. Investors and their financial professionals should periodically evaluate their investment to determine whether it continues to meet their needs.

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