Simple pricing

We charge a flat monthly fee of $5 to manage your 529, no matter how much you save. We want to make sure your money is going where it really matters: your kid's education fund!

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Backer 529

Your first month is free — then it's just $5 per month. And we'll even waive our fee until your investment starts to grow.



  • Enjoy tax-free investment growth with the easiest way to open a 529 plan
  • We'll recommend the right investment portfolio for each child
  • You'll get intelligent projections, clear savings calculators, and tips to help you save more


  • It's free for your child's backers (family and friends) to contribute and help you reach your goals
  • Everyone on the team gets reminders of upcoming birthdays and holidays
  • It's easy to personalize your fund so that backers see the right info

Ease of use

  • Contribute when you want and how you want - with easy contribution schedules and payment options
  • Manage your funds at or try our iOS and Android apps
  • Save for as many kids as you want, at no additional cost
And many exciting new features in the works!
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Questions? We've got you, go to our FAQ  or shoot a message to

Every child deserves a college fund

Hear Backer families share their stories of saving together.


We really needed to start saving for our baby. I love that family members can make contributions. Instead of giving the baby gifts or monetary gifts they can just make a contribution towards their college fund. It makes me feel comfortable knowing we are saving for his future.

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Get a head start on college costs for a kid you love by investing together tax-free.

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