Financial Wellness: Saving for College


ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan

UCI partners with ScholarShare 529, a nationally-recognized college savings plan managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. ScholarShare 529 is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that helps families and individuals save for the cost of higher education. A 529 college savings plan helps you save more over time. Any ScholarShare 529 earnings grow free from federal tax. Withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses are tax-free at both the federal and state level. The California ScholarShare 529 program is managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc. and is available to any citizen or tax payer. Just about anyone can help contribute including Grandparents, other family members and friends. Explore how you can save for college conveniently through a UC Payroll Deduction.