How can friends and family contribute to my 529 account?

Family members and friends are welcome to contribute on a one-time basis via check or wire with a minimum deposit of at least $100. You can get the wire/check instructions by following these steps:

  1. Log into our website (not mobile app)
  2. Select Transfer Money on the top left
  3. Select Deposit
  4. Select Use wire or check on the top of the screen
  5. Select your 529 account and press Continue
  6. Select either Wire or Check
    1. If selecting Wire please let us know how much you intend on wiring for our records
  7. Obtain your specific wire or check instructions on the final page

You can give these instructions to your family members and friends that wish to contribute to your 529 account. Please see our FAQ for general contribution guidelines and consult your tax adviser if you have any questions.

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For more information about the Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan (the “Plan”), download the Plan Description and Participation Agreement or request one by calling
844-995-8437 or emailing Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are included in the Plan Description and Participation Agreement; please read and consider it carefully before investing. An investment in the Plan is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any federal or state government or agency. You could lose all or portion of your investment. Wealthfront Brokerage Corporation serves as the distributor and the underwriter of the Plan.

Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program

The Plan is administered by the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada (the “Board”), chaired by the Nevada State Treasurer. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. (“ABD”) serves as the Program Manager.

Earnings on nonqualified withdrawals are subject to federal income tax and may be subject to a 10 percent federal tax penalty, as well as state and local income taxes. The availability of tax and other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements.

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