Most American Funds, including those in the American Funds Portfolio SeriesSM, are available for Coverdell ESA investments.
You can contribute to a Coverdell ESA even if you don’t have earned income. The contribution is limited to $2,000 a year for each beneficiary until the age of 18.
The ability to contribute is phased out as your adjusted gross income increases from:
Investors who expect to use the funds for K–12 and beyond
A Coverdell ESA can be used for education expenses such as tuition, books, room and board, computers, peripherals, software and internet access for kindergarten through high school, college and graduate school.
Earnings grow tax-free with the potential to help offset rising education costs.
Investors who may want the beneficiary to gain control of the account
The beneficiary can assume control at the age of majority: 18 or 21 in most states.
Investors who want flexible investment options
Most of the American Funds® can be used for Coverdell ESAs. Account owners can change investments as often as they want.
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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.
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