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6 Fast Facts About 529s

Some frequently asked questions and answers about these popular college-savings vehicles.

A version of this article originally appeared in October 2015.

While there are many different options available to help save for a college education, 529 plans continue to be one of the most popular options. Assets in 529 college-savings plans grew 9% last year, to nearly $248 billion at the end of 2016, according to Morningstar data.