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Prepaid 529 Plans Becoming Rarer

A dozen states still offer them, but some became casualties of tuition inflation and market conditions.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's October 2014 College Planning Report Card special report. This article originally appeared July 29, 2014.

Question: I used to hear a lot about 529 prepaid tuition plans, but lately it seems like I've heard very little. Are they still around?