College Savings Iowa is a 529 plan that lets parents, grandparents, friends and relatives invest for education expenses on behalf of a future scholar. With funds and earnings from a College Savings Iowa account, families can pay for qualified expenses like tuition, room, board, books, supplies and more at any eligible education institution around the country.* The education institution does not have to be in Iowa and includes colleges, universities, community colleges, trade schools, apprenticeship programs and more.
For 2023, if an Iowa taxpayer is a College Savings Iowa account owner, they can deduct the first $3,785 they contribute per beneficiary account from their state taxable income.** For example, married participants who contribute to separate accounts on behalf of their two children can deduct up to $15,140 (4 x $3,785) on their 2023 Iowa taxes.
Visit the Plan's website for more information and to open an account.
Connect with the Plan on social media to stay up to date on current events and plan updates.
The READYSAVE 529 App provides College Savings Iowa participants the ability to see their account balance, transaction history and investment allocations from the convenience of their phone. Additionally, make a one-time contribution or set up recurring transactions; share individual gifting codes to encourage family and friends to contribute; and see how your savings compare to other participants.
For more information regarding the READYSAVE 529 App and your College Savings Iowa account, read through the Plan's Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
Download the App
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More Information About College Savings Iowa
- Speaker Request Form: Request a speaker for your event.
- Interactive Map: See how Iowans are saving throughout the state.
- College Savings Iowa Fact Sheet: View total assets, total accounts, amount that's been withdrawn to pay for education and more. See the Plan Disclosure Documents for complete details.
*Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state income taxes. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements.
**Adjusted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income.