Services for All Tennesseans

College Savings

Tennessee's TNStars college savings 529 program is a simple, flexible way to save and invest for college.

Dream big. Invest in their future!

With TNStars, earnings grow tax-free, and money can be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, computers and more.

Treasury monitors the plan’s investment options and works to keep costs low so you can save even more. Families can take advantage of significant benefits including:

  • Diverse investment options
  • Low fees
  • Tax-free earnings (when used for qualifying expenses)
  • Open an online account in minutes with as little as $25

Discover TNStars College Savings 529 Program!

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Empowering Tennesseans to reach their education and career goals

The Tennessee Department of Treasury launched TNStars, Tennessee’s own 529 College Savings Program, in order to help more Tennesseans achieve the level of education necessary for a successful career.

There's something for everyone with TNStars!

We have made it easy to give the gift of education, whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, employer, or friend.

TNStars College Savings

Celebrating ten years of college savings made easy.

Over the past ten years, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program has helped families save nearly $266.8 million for college.

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With the TIPS program, you may be eligible for a 4-to-1 match!

The Tennessee Department of Treasury offers the Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars (TIPS) matching grant program to encourage families of all income levels to save for the future cost of college.

When a qualifying family opens a TNStars account and enrolls a beneficiary in the TIPS program, the State will provide a 4-to-1 matching contribution to the beneficiary’s TNStars account. That’s $100 for every $25 contributed by the account holder! Beneficiaries can receive a match of $500 per year, with a lifetime maximum match of $1,500.

Learn more about TIPS!

College Savings Trust Fund Board

The College Savings Trust Fund Board oversees the TNStars College Savings 529 Program.

Board Members and Board Meeting Information

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Looking for information on the BEST Prepaid Tuition Plan?

Read important information about the former Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Prepaid Tuition Plan.

Contact Us

Have questions about college savings?  We're here to help!

(855) 3TN.STAR (386.7827)

(615) 741.1502 (Local)

Contact us using our online form

Mailing Address

TNStars College Savings 529 Program
P.O. Box 55597

Boston, MA 02205