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Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, KY Saves 529 helps you save for the rising costs of education.

What can a 529 be used for?

  • College, trade school, and K-12 tuition1
  • Room and board
  • Fees
  • Computers and laptops
  • Books
  • Even things like tools, if required by the program

Other special features of the KY Saves 529:

  • Tax-deferred growth potential
  • Tax-free withdrawals for qualified expenses2
  • Gift and estate-tax benefits
  • Flexibility to use at eligible institutions, including universities, vocational schools, and K-12 programs worldwide.3

Tax-advantaged savings

Unlike taxable education savings vehicles, 529 contributions can grow free of federal and state taxes.


1Expenses for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school, not to exceed $10,000 per student per year in the aggregate across all 529 Plans for such student. Since different states have different tax provisions, if you or your beneficiary, as applicable, are not a Kentucky taxpayer, the state(s) where you pay income tax may differ in its state income tax treatment of K-12 tuition expenses. You should consult your own state’s tax laws or your tax advisor for more information on your state’s taxation of withdrawals for K-12 tuition expenses.
2Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals are subject to federal income tax and may be subject to a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state and local income taxes. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements.
3An eligible institution is one that is eligible for federal financial aid programs.


For more information about the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust (KY Saves 529), call 877-598-7878 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. Except to the extent of FDIC insurance available for the Capital Preservation Option, 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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