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Capital Preservation Option

100.00%Principal Funding Agreement


The Capital Preservation Option seeks a stable principal while providing interest.


The Capital Preservation Option invests 100% of its assets in a funding agreement issued to the KY Saves 529 Program by Principal Life Insurance Company (Principal Life). Under the Funding Agreement, principal and a rate of interest are guaranteed to the Program by Principal Life. Principal Life guarantees the interest rate under the Funding Agreement provided to the KY Saves 529 plan will be at least 1%.

No Other Guarantees

There is no other insurance and there are no other guarantees for the Capital Preservation Option. Therefore, like all of the options, neither your contributions into the Capital Preservation Option nor any investment return earned on your contributions are guaranteed by KHEAA, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, or the Program Manager or its affiliates. In addition, the Capital Preservation Option does not provide a guarantee of any level of performance or return.


Your investment in this option could lose money or the option's performance could trail that of other investments. Each option has a different level of risk. For a full description of the investment risks associated with this option, see the Program Description.

Total Annual Asset-Based Fee

The Total Annual Asset-Based Fee is 0.20% as of February 16, 2024.

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KY Saves 529 is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

For more information about the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust (KY Saves 529), call 855-840-4855 or visit to obtain a Program Description, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information. Read and consider it carefully before investing.

Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

KY Saves 529 is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC, is the Program Manager. The Program Manager and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the program’s day-to-day operations, including investment advisory services, recordkeeping, and administrative services.

Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the Investment Options you choose. Depending on market conditions, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in KY Saves 529. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

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