529 Plans

Well, folks, we’ve finally moved into the heartland of our lovely country and into a state that’s near and dear to my heart: Missouri. I spent the first two decades of my life in the Show Me State and make frequent trips back there to see family and friends, and today, I’m pleased to bring you info on that state’s college savings plans.

The Plans: Similarities

Missouri offers up two college savings plans. MOST: Missouri’s 529 Advisor Plan is the advisor-sold option while the other is also named MOST but is Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan, the direct-sold version.

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Ah, but yes we are, Dorothy. Well, kinda. Today, we’ll take a look at the next state in line in our quest to peruse every 529 college savings plan in the country.

Kansas, home to the Jayhawks and a lot of flat, open land, offers up three plans to aid those wanting to save for college: the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program, the Learning Quest Advisor, and the Schwab 529 College Savings Plan.

Fees, Residency and Contribution Level Info

Slowly but surely we are making our way across this nation and taking in the sights. Well, not really. What we are taking in, however, is what each state in our country offers up in terms of plans for saving for college – their 529 plans. This time out, we look to Oklahoma (where the wind comes sweeping down the plain).

The Plans and Their Similarities

We’re finally making some progress east in our continuing series on this nation’s 529 college savings plans. Today, we move into the plains states and tackle the four plans Nebraska has to offer.

Corn Huskers can look forward to a few great options within their state's 529 college savings plans, and the plan is not limited to just Nebraskanites. Let's look at the details.

There are four plans to choose from in Nebraska:

  • Nebraska Education Savings Trust (or NEST): Advisor College Savings Plan
  • Nebraksa Education Savings Trust: Direct College Savings Plan

We're slowly but steadily heading east as we continue our series on the United States' 529 plans. Up to the plate this week: Colorado. The state that his home to the Rockies and Mile High's Tim Tebow has an impressive four 529 college savings plans to choose from. It's worth noting an internet search for plans in this state will yield results for a fifth plan, the Prepaid Tuition Fund; however, this plan is no longer open and is being allowed to phase out.

They say there is a first time for everything, and today's post on college savings 529 plans is no exception. The "first" here is that our post's state, Wyoming, chose to close its 529 plans back in 2006. At that time, the state settled up the account balances with account owners, and since then, it has partnered up with Colorado to offer its residents the opportunity to participate in a college savings plan.

Basic Info

You won't find any 529 plans in the woodchipper today as we turn our focus on the 529 college savings plans of North Dakota and South Dakota. All "Fargo" jokes aside, here are the things you might want to know about the Dakota's 529 plans. For sure and darn tootin'.

North Dakota

Before we head out of the southwest corner of our amazing nation in our exploration of 529 plans across the country, we'll take a look at Arizona's offerings. As with all of our previous posts in this series, we're breaking down each state's 529 plans into things you might want to know. Here is the lowdown on Arizona's three plans:

I know you've all been waiting with bated breath for our next post on this nation's 529 plans. Well, my financially savvy friends, your wait is over. Continuing in our west-to-east fashion, this time around we check into the states of Idaho, Utah and Montana and bring you the nitty gritty on their 529 plans.


We here at MomVesting continue our “Eastward, ho!” approach to bringing you the details about our fine nation’s 529 plans. This time, we’ll take a look at what Nevada has to offer with its five (yes, five!) plans. There’s probably a joke about gambling in here, Nevada being the home of Las Vegas and all, so feel free to insert your own witty comment here. On to the plans, shall we?