College Savings Plan (529)

A 529 is an educational savings plan operated by a state or educational institution designed to help families set aside funds for future education costs (K-12 or college).

How do I pay my student's tuition with a 529 plan?

Kent State University has two options to accept payments from 529 Plans – online and by mail. 

Online – Some 529 Plans offer students and families the ability to make a payment from their 529 plan funds directly on Kent State’s online payment portal.  A list of 529 Plans that offer the online payment options can be found at the bottom of this FAQ. There is a $10.00 service fee for each payment transaction when using this feature. If your plan offers the online payment option, but you do not want to pay the $10 service fee, you can request your payment to be mailed.

By Mail - 529 Plan payments can take up to two weeks to be delivered to KSU from the time you make your payment request with your 529 Plan. Because of this, it is important that you request your 529 Plan payment be processed well in advanced of University published payment due dates. It is important that your check include your Kent State student ID number and name. 

Checks can be mailed to: Kent State University PO Box 5190 Kent, OH 44242

Will you send a bill to my 529 Plan?

Kent State University does not process billing information for 529 Plans. Students should contact their individual plan for fund release requirements.

529 Savings Plans Available Via Kent State's Online Payment Portal

As of April 2024

T. Rowe Price College Savings PlanAK
iShares 529 PlanAR
Arkansas Brighter Future PlanAR
Goldman Sachs 529 PlanAZ
ScholarShare 529CA
CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings PlanCO
Scholars Choice 529 PlanCO
DC College Savings PlanDC
Path2College 529 PlanGA
IDeal Idaho College Savings ProgramID
Indiana 529 Advisor Savings PlanIN
Indiana 529 Direct Savings PlanIN
Learning Quest AdvisorKS
Learning Quest Education Savings ProgramKS
KY Saves 529 PlanKY
MI 529 Advisor PlanMI
Michigan Education Savings Program (Direct Plan)MI
Missouri Saving for TuitionMO
Minnesota College Savings PlanMN
North Dakota: College SAVEND
CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings PlanOH
Oklahoma College Savings PlanOK
CollegeBound 529RI
CollegeBound SaverRI
TNSars College Savings 529 ProgramTN
Edvest College Savings 529 ProgramWI
The Hartford SMART529 College Savings PlanWV
SMART529 WV Direct College Savings PlanWV
SMART529 Select College Savings PlanWV