How much does Wealthfront charge for its service?

Wealthfront does not charge an advisory fee on the first $10,000 of assets under management.* On all amounts over $10,000, we charge a monthly advisory fee based on an annual fee rate of 0.25%.

Wealthfront does not charge account-opening fees, withdrawal or account-closing fees, trading/commission fees, or account transfer fees.

Example Advisory Fee Calculation:

An account with an average monthly balance of $100K with our standard $10K managed for free will have a monthly advisory fee of $18.49. Assuming 30 days in the month and 365 days in the year, the math is as follows: $90,000 * .0025 * (30/365).

The only other fee you incur is the very low fee embedded in the cost of the ETFs you will own that averages 0.08% (this is referred to as the fund’s expense ratio).  The expense ratio is not charged by Wealthfront and will not show up in your account’s transaction history.  For more information on the expense ratio of specific ETFs please review the asset class details on the account page.

Wealthfront 529 account fees are slightly different. You can view our 529 fee details here.  


* Assets under management is defined as all assets held at Wealthfront except for those included in Selling Plan.

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