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Education Planning: Get Started
How Much Do You Need?
Whether you're just getting started or already have a plan in place, following a few simple steps early can help you avoid sticker shock when your child heads off to college.
Take a couple minutes to use this calculator and get an estimate of what you'll need to start saving towards.Calculator
The best time to start investing is now. Reason being: the earlier you start, the sooner the power of compounding may work for you. The chart below demonstrates the point. By investing early and often over 18 years, you could save enough to cover at least a portion of your childs future college expenses.
State Farm® offers a variety of investment options that may meet your needs. Talk through your financial goals with a registered State Farm agent to find a suitable investment account, today.Next
Before investing, consider the investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses associated with The State Farm College Savings Plan. Contact State Farm VP Management Corp. (1-800-447-4930) for an Enrollment Handbook and Participation Agreement containing this and other information. Read it carefully.
An investor should consider, before investing, whether the investor's or designated beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program.
Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.
State Farm College Savings Plan (529)
Earnings must be used to pay for qualified higher education expenses to be federally tax free. The earnings portion of a non qualified withdrawal will be subject to ordinary income tax at the recipients marginal rate and subject to a 10% penalty. State Farm does not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for specific information about your tax situation, including any state tax consequences of an investment. The availability of such tax or other benefits may be conditioned on meeting certain requirements.
A $70,000 gift is viewed as an accelerated gift over five years. Any other gifts to the same beneficiary by the contributor in that tax year or in any of the succeeding four years may result in a federal gift-tax liability. If the contributor dies within the five-year period, a prorated portion of the contribution may be included in his or her taxable estate.
Contributions can be made until the value or total amount of contributions across all Nebraska program accounts for the beneficiary reaches $360,000. Accounts in excess of this limit can continue to grow through investment earnings realized by the plan, but no additional contributions can be accepted above that limit. This limit is set by the Nebraska State Treasurer and is subject to change.
The plan is intended to operate as a qualified tuition program, pursuant to section 529 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Participation in the plan does not guarantee that contributions and the investment earnings, if any, will be adequate to cover future tuition and other higher education expenses, or that a beneficiary will be admitted to or permitted to continue to attend an eligible educational institution.
This material is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Any offer to sell shares within the plan may only be made by the Enrollment Handbook and Participation Agreement relating to the plan.
Neither the State of Nebraska, the Trust, the Nebraska State Treasurer, the Nebraska Investment Council, First National Bank of Omaha, Oppenheimer nor State Farm, nor any of their respective affiliates, directors, officers or agents shall have any debt or obligation to any contributor, any beneficiary or any other person as a result of the establishment of the plan, nor will these entities assume any risk or liability for mutual funds in which the plan invests.
The State Farm College Savings Plan is subject to enrollment, maintenance, administrative and management fees and expenses.
Investors in the plan do not hold shares of the underlying funds directly, but rather shares in a portfolio of the plan.
The State Farm College Savings Plan (the plan) is sponsored by the State of Nebraska and administered by the Nebraska State Treasurer. The plan is established in cooperation with State Farm VP Management Corp. (State Farm), the State of Nebraska, and OFI Private Investments Inc. (OFIPI), a subsidiary of OppenheimerFunds, Inc, pursuant to which State Farm offers classes of shares in a series of accounts within the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust (the Trust and plan issuer) that are distributed by OppenheimerFunds Distributor, Inc. (OFDI and together with OFIPI, Oppenheimer). The Trust offers other accounts that are not affiliated with the plan.
The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as trustee of the plan; OFIPI serves as the investment manager, with the oversight of the Nebraska Investment Council; and servicing agent: OFDI serves as the distributor: First National Bank of Omaha serves as the program manager.
The State Farm College Savings Plan is not insured or guaranteed by State Farm, Oppenheimer, First National Bank of Omaha, the Trust, the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Treasurer, the Nebraska Investment Council, any of their respective affiliates, directors, officers or agents or any other entity.
Customized Portfolio Performance Benchmarks
The benchmarks for the Portfolios represent customized composites of market indices for the available Underlying Investments weighted by the relative target asset allocation for such portfolio.
Oppenheimer Capital Appreciation Fund Benchmark: The Russell 1000® Growth Index
The Russell 1000® Growth Index is a market-capitalization weighted index of those firms in the Russell 1000® Index with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.
Oppenheimer Value Fund Benchmark: The Russell 1000® Value Index
The Russell 1000® Value Index is a market-capitalization weighted index of those firms in the Russell 1000 Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.
Oppenheimer Main Street Small- & Mid-Cap Fund® Benchmark: The Russell 2500® Index
The Russell 2500® Index tracks the common stock performance of the 2,500 smallest U.S. companies in the Russell 3000® Index, which represents approximately 17% of the total capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index.
Oppenheimer International Growth Fund: MSCI EAFE Index
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East (EAFE®) Index currently measures the performance of stock markets of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East and takes into account local market restrictions on share ownership by foreigners.
State Farm Bond Fund and Oppenheimer Global Strategic Income Fund Benchmark: The Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index
The Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index is a benchmark index composed of US securities in Treasury, Government-Related, Corporate, and Securitized sectors. It includes securities that are of investment-grade quality or better, have at least one year to maturity, and have an outstanding par value of at least $250 million.
Federated US Government Securities Fund 1-3 yrs Benchmark: The Merrill Lynch U.S. Treasuries 1-3 Year Index:
The Merrill Lynch 1-3 Year US Treasury & Agency Index is a subset of The Bank of America Merrill Lynch US Treasury & Agency Index, an unmanaged fixed income index that includes U.S.Treasury fixed income securities (direct sovereign debt of the U.S. Government) in the maturity range equal to one year and less than three years.
Oppenheimer Institutional Money Market Fund Benchmark: iMoney Net First Tier Institutional Index:
The iMoneyNet First Tier Institutional Index (Also known as the MFR First Tier Institutional Index) is a subset of the Money Fund Reports (MFR) All-Taxable universe consisting of funds managed to a first-tier standard and which are offered to institutions only. Portfolio Holdings of first-tier funds include U.S. Treasury, U.S. Other, Repos, Time Deposits, Domestic Bank Obligations, Foreign Bank Obligations, First Tier CP, Floating Rate Notes, and AssetBacked Commercial Paper. The Money Fund Report AveragesTM are published by iMoneyNet, Inc. (formerly IBC Financial Data), and reflect yields net of fees and expenses.
Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund: MSCI Emerging Markets Index:
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a capitalization-weighted index of stocks from 26 emerging markets that only includes issues that may be traded by foreign investors.
Investors cannot directly invest either in individual benchmark indices or combinations thereof.
Not FDIC Insured