Tennessee's TNStars college savings 529 program is a simple, flexible way to save and invest for college.
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:
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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.
We have made it easy to give the gift of education, whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, employer, or friend.
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Over the past six years, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program has helped families save nearly $160 million for college.
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.
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The College Savings Trust Fund Board oversees the TNStars College Savings 529 Program and the BEST Prepaid Plan.
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Find resources for the Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Prepaid Tuition Plan, including status certification, rollover options, forms, and rates.
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