Iowa Educational Savings Plans Trust

Vanguard & Ascensus

Teamwork makes the dream work.

College Savings Iowa works with Vanguard and Ascensus to offer you a convenient, low-cost, tax-advantaged way to save for education.

About Vanguard

Vanguard® has served as the investment manager for College Savings Iowa since the Plan's inception in 1998.

Since its own beginning in 1975, Vanguard has grown to become one of the world's largest global investment management companies, with total assets of approximately $7.6 trillion (as of October 31, 2023).

Vanguard offers more than 203 U.S. funds designed to help you achieve your financial goals. In addition to low-cost funds, you can take advantage of Vanguard's extensive array of products and services for retirement, college savings, general investing and advice and financial planning.


About Ascensus

Ascensus began partnering with College Savings Iowa in 2004, providing recordkeeping and administrative services for the Plan.

A recognized leader in administrative services for 529 plans, Ascensus provides a broad combination of service options that allow Participants to manage and contribute to their accounts online. These services help make College Savings Iowa more attractive and affordable for families.


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