Education Accounts

Tax-advantaged Plans to Help Save for College

Why Education Accounts?

Rising tuition costs can make it difficult for even the most diligent of savers to cover 100 percent of a child’s college expenses. That’s why it’s important to plan for educational needs as early as possible. PNC Investments can guide you with an investment approach aligned with your situation and goals.

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment vehicle designed to encourage saving for the future higher education expenses of the plan’s beneficiary. 529 plans are typically sponsored by states or state agencies.

  • Investments grow tax-deferred
  • Qualified withdrawals are not subject to federal (and some state) income taxes
  • You can change the plan’s beneficiary at any time
  • Substantial contributions are permitted (over $300,000 per beneficiary in many state plans) and, generally, there are no income limitations or age restrictions

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A custodial account under the Uniform Transfers to Minor Act (UTMA) allows you to save for your child or grandchild's future higher education needs.

  • Anyone can open an account; no restrictions or qualifications to be met
  • Allows for unlimited contributions and unlimited contribution amounts
  • You control all investment decisions
  • Beneficiary gains control of the funds when he/she reaches a certain age

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