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Get more control over your money.

You maintain control

With the Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan, you never have to worry about losing control of your account. Ownership of the plan’s assets is never transferred to your beneficiaries.

Flexible enough to change with your needs

A lot can happen between the day you open a 529 plan and the day you need it. Maybe your beneficiary decides not to go to college, or earns a scholarship. In any case, you can shift the money in that account to another eligible college-bound beneficiary in your family. Plus, you can use the Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan to save for anyone’s education, even your own.

Simplified account enrollment and management

Conveniently manage your account online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Available for education at schools nationwide

Savings from your Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan account can be used at any eligible, accredited public or private college, university, or trade school in the world – not just those in Arkansas. Besides tuition, you can use it for certain room and board expenses, required books, and supply costs for both undergraduate and/or graduate education.

Effective January 1, 2018, 529 savings may also be used for expenses for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private or religious school (K-12). Learn more

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For more information about the GIFT College Investing Plan (the "GIFT Plan"), call 1.800.587.7301 or click here to obtain a Program Description and Participation Agreement, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information; read and consider it carefully before making an investment or sending money. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC (“ABD”), the Program Manager, and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations, including investment advisory services, recordkeeping, administrative services and marketing of the GIFT Plan. 

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 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. 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. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

The GIFT Plan is a college tuition savings program sponsored by the State of Arkansas and administered by the Arkansas Section 529 Plan Review Committee ("Committee"). ABD, the Program Manager, and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations, including investment advisory services, recordkeeping, administrative services and marketing of the GIFT Plan. The GIFT Plan's Portfolios invest in: (i) mutual funds; or (ii) an FDIC-insured omnibus savings account held in trust by the Committee at Sallie Mae Bank. Except for the GIFT Plan Savings Portfolio, investments in the GIFT Plan are not insured by the FDIC. Units of the Portfolios are municipal securities and the value of units will vary with market conditions.

Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the GIFT Plan Portfolios you choose. Except to the extent of FDIC insurance available for the GIFT Plan Savings Portfolio, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in the GIFT Plan, depending on market conditions. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

Not FDIC-Insured (except for the GIFT Plan Savings Portfolio). No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee. May Lose Value.