Have questions about 529 education savings plans and other ways to save for your child’s education?

When investing in a CollegeAmerica plan, there are some important considerations. Tax-advantaged treatment applies to savings used for qualified education expenses. State tax treatment varies. If withdrawals are used for purposes other than qualified education expenses, the earnings will be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty in addition to federal and, if applicable, state income tax. States take different approaches to the income tax treatment of withdrawals. For example, withdrawals for K-12 expenses may not be exempt from state tax in certain states. Qualified education expenses includes tuition for an elementary or secondary private or religious school (kindergarten through 12th grade) up to a maximum of $10,000 incurred during the taxable year per beneficiary. Qualified education expenses includes amounts paid as principal or interest (up to a $10,000 lifetime maximum) on any qualified student loans of a designated beneficiary or the designated beneficiary's sibling. Qualified education expenses includes expenses for fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the participation of a designated beneficiary in certain apprenticeship programs.

You could lose money by investing in American Funds® U.S. Government Money Market Fund. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will at any time.
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 and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. Similar information is contained in the 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., which will be renamed Capital Client Group, Inc. on or around July 1, 2024, 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 a nationwide plan sponsored by Virginia529. 
The value of fixed income securities may be affected by changing interest rates and changes in credit ratings of the securities.
Investment professionals gradually adjust a college target date portfolio over time so that it becomes more preservation-oriented. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which the beneficiary is expected to begin taking withdrawals. The allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' education savings goals will be met. Investors and their financial professionals should periodically evaluate their investment to determine whether it continues to meet their needs.
This material does not constitute legal or tax advice. Investors should consult with their legal or tax advisors.
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