Services for All Tennesseans

College Savings

Tennessee's TNStars College Savings 529 Program is a simple, flexible way to save and invest for college

Big things come in small packages! TNStars is giving a $5,000 scholarship to a child 10 or younger. Register your little one! TNStars College Savings. Photo of a baby with a Santa hat in a basket.

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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.

Dream big. Invest in their future!

With TNStars, contributions 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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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 seven years of college savings made easy.

Over the past six years, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program has helped families save over $160 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 maximum match of $500 per year for up to three years.

Learn more about TIPS!

College Savings Trust Fund Board

The College Savings Trust Fund Board oversees the TNStars College Savings 529 Program and the BEST Prepaid Plan.

Board Members and Board Meeting Information

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Looking for information on the BEST Prepaid Tuition Plan?

Find resources for the Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Prepaid Tuition Plan, including status certification, rollover options, forms, and rates.


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