A Program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury · David H. Lillard, Jr., State Treasurer


As a parent, one of the best things you can do for your children is send them to college. TNStars helps give your children the freedom they need to go after their dreams!

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Choose the plan that grows with your child

The sooner you start saving for college, the more you can help when the time arrives.

Our mission is to empower you with the information and tools to turn your goals into reality. Highlights enjoyed by parents who partner with TNStars include:

  • Top ranked returns
  • Earnings are exempt from federal & state taxes when used for qualified expenses
  • Diverse investment options
  • Gifting options for friends & family
  • Incentives for Tennessee residents
  • And more!

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Use funds at the school of your choice!

Save for any school that accepts U.S. federal aid, including:

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Enjoy tax-free savings for a variety of expenses

Savings can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and more!

Money saved in TNStars 529 plans maintains its tax-free status so long it is used for “qualified higher educational expenses.” Expenses falling under this category include tuition, university fees, books, room and board (on or off campus), school supplies, and necessary equipment.

Achieve your college savings goals

Enjoy the power and flexibility to choose investment options based on your savings goals, risk tolerance and timeline

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$25 and 15 minutes. That's all it takes!

Ready to take the first step towards a college education for your child?

Open a TNStars account today!