Reducing Sales Charges on Class A, 529-A and ABLE-A Shares

There are a number of ways you can reduce your sales charge. Learn about options that may be available to you.

When you purchase Class A, 529-A and ABLE-A shares, your sales charge is based on the total value of all the accounts that you, your spouse or equivalent (if recognized by law) and children under 21 have with American Funds. 


To ensure your investment receives the appropriate sales charge, you or your financial professional should notify us when a purchase is eligible for a reduced sales charge; otherwise, the maximum sales charge may be applied.

CollegeAmerica and ABLEAmerica are nationwide plans sponsored by Virginia 5 2 9.

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, CollegeAmerica Program Description and ABLEAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. CollegeAmerica and ABLEAmerica are 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 not available through CollegeAmerica (such as financial aid, scholarship funds and protection from creditors) or ABLEAmerica. Before investing in any state's 529 plan, investors should consult a tax advisor. CollegeAmerica and ABLEAmerica are sponsored by Virginia529℠.

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