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Employer Program

We make it easy for Colorado employers to offer 529s to their employees. Saving for college is overwhelming for most of us, and by offering this as a benefit to your staff, you are offering something that really matters to them. There are two ways you can partner with us to help your employees save for college: contribute directly to your employees’ accounts to make a real impact on their savings goals, or simply offer 529s as a voluntary benefit as a part of your benefits package

Employer Contributions

Did you know that you can supercharge this benefit by contributing to your employees’ accounts, similar to a 401K or other savings benefit? New Colorado legislation gives businesses a tax break when you contribute, making it a win-win for you and your staff.

Lunch and Learn

Or simply enrich your package by offering a free voluntary benefit. We’ll host a lunch & learn at your place of work to educate your employees about saving for college with a 529. We provide lunch, and all attendees receive free starter accounts to help them get started. On-going contributions can be set up through direct deposit. There is no cost to you or your employees.

Important Considerations
For more information about the CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan, visit to obtain a Plan Disclosure Statement and Participation Agreement (PDS). Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are included in these documents; read and consider them carefully before investing. If you are not a Colorado taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program.

The CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan is administered and issued by CollegeInvest. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor and Underwriter.

Investments in the CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan are not guaranteed by CollegeInvest, the State of Colorado, it’s agencies, the FDIC, the Vanguard Group, Inc., or Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc., and may lose value including the principal amount invested.

Capacity of Dealer and Other Parties
CollegeInvest is the issuer of plan securities and is the trustee of the plans in accordance with Colorado law. CollegeInvest also oversees the Managers’ activities and provides certain administrative services, such as marketing, audit, and financial statements, in connection with the plans.

Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. and Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC serve as the Plan Manager for the CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan and have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations. The Vanguard Group, Inc. also serves as the Plan Manager and Investment Manager for the CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan and Vanguard Marketing Corporation, an affiliate of The Vanguard Group, Inc., assists CollegeInvest with marketing and distributing the Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan.

The Plan’s portfolios, although they invest in Vanguard mutual funds, are not mutual funds and you could lose money by investing in the plan.

CollegeInvest and the CollegeInvest logo are registered trademarks. Vanguard is a trademark of The Vanguard Group, Inc.