About Us

The Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program provides a smart, tax advantaged way for families to save for education. Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and administered by the Pennsylvania Treasury, the Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program offers two plans: the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP), in which growth is tied to the rate of college tuition inflation, and the PA 529 Investment Plan (IP), in which investment returns are determined by financial markets.

Enrollment

Over 220,000 individuals are enrolled in the Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program – more than 108,000 in the GSP and more than 111,000 in the IP.

Assets

Total assets (contributions plus earnings) equal almost $4.6 billion.

Making Higher Education Possible for Pennsylvania Families

The Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program has helped thousands of families make college possible!

PA 529 GSP (inception date 9/93):

Almost 75,000 students have used their GSP accounts to attend colleges and career schools.

  • Those students have attended more than 2,400 different schools.
  • $2.2 billion has been paid from GSP accounts.
  • Of that amount, more than $664 million has been growth.
  • On average, contributions from families have grown over 42% in value from contribution to use.

PA 529 IP (inception date 7/02):

More than 29,000 students have used their IP accounts to attend colleges and career schools.

More than $914 million has been paid from IP accounts.

  • Of that amount, more than $171 million has been growth.
  • On average, contributions from families have grown over 23% in value from contribution to use.

All numbers accurate as of December 31, 2017.

Connect With Us

Phone: 800-440-4000
Email: PA529@patreasury.gov

 

PA 529 College and Career Savings Program
613 North Drive | Room G-06
Harrisburg, PA 17120