my529 reaches $13 billion in assets under management

Utah’s 529 educational savings plan, fifth largest in the nation, experiencing rapid growth my529, Utah’s official college savings plan, has surpassed $13 billion in assets under management, less than a year after reaching the $12 billion mark. The latest milestone for Utah’s educational savings plan indicates that families value investing for higher education. A 2018 […]

UESP earns Morningstar Gold for 7th consecutive year

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For the seventh straight year, the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) has been lauded as one of the top 529 college savings plans in the nation by a leading industry analyst. Morningstar Inc., an independent investment research firm, on Tuesday awarded UESP the Analyst Rating™ of Gold for 2017. Morningstar evaluated 62 plans in its […]

UESP kicks off Make Your Mark scholarship contest

Winners of bookmark design competition will receive $1,000 scholarship accounts The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) and StepUp to Higher Education will celebrate National College Savings Month in September by sponsoring the annual UESP Make Your Mark bookmark design contest. Eight Utah students in kindergarten through grade 12 each will receive a $1,000 college savings […]

Governor Herbert meets with regents, trustees and presidents

The Board of Regents, Boards of Trustees and presidents from all eight USHE institutions recently participated in a joint meeting of higher education leaders to discuss some of Utah’s most pressing higher education issues. This once-a-year coordinating meeting occurs in conjunction with the Regents’ regularly-scheduled July meeting. Governor Herbert also attended a portion of the […]

UESP to cut fee, expand age brackets for age-based options, add mutual funds

Changes will reduce cost, improve flexibility and diversity in college savings investments  The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) announced today that it is lowering the Administrative Asset Fee for nine of 14 investment options, effective July 14, 2017. UESP is also expanding the number of age brackets in all of its popular age-based investment options […]

Summary of the 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Legislative Session concluded on March 9, 2017. There were over 100 bills impacting public higher education during the 2017 Legislative Session on a variety of issues including mental health, student debt and student privacy. Commissioner Buhler will provide a more exhaustive report on the 2017 Session, including budgetary impacts, at the meeting of the […]

Assets at Utah Educational Savings Plan pass $10 billion

Continuing growth underscores UESP’s value to families saving for higher education The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) announced last week that its assets under management topped $10 billion, a milestone capping 20 years as Utah’s official and only tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan. The path to $10 billion began in 1996, when the Utah Legislature […]

Utah Educational Savings Plan awards scholarship accounts to bookmark contest winners

Eight Utah students received $1,000 Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) college savings scholarship accounts for their winning entries in the 2016 “Make Your Mark” Bookmark Contest sponsored by UESP and StepUp to Higher Education social awareness campaign. The winners received their $1,000 UESP scholarship accounts during a luncheon ceremony held at the Zions Bank headquarters […]