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OTTA Office Closed For Thanksgiving

The office of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving. Read More

Latest Blog Posts



$529 College Saving Award Winners Announced

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

These lucky winners won $529 college savings awards to add to or start their 529 accounts. Read More


529 Tips

Feed Your 529 Account Through Other Savings

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Tim Gorrell, executive director of Ohio Tuition Trust Authority.

Looking for some new idea on how to boost the balance in your CollegeAdvantage 529 account? Here are some suggestions to reach your college savings... Read More


Savings Stories

Now We Help Save For A Grandchild

Posted on September 26, 2016

When the CollegeAdvantage program first started, I knew that contributing to this program was something that I just had to make a priority. My parents... Read More



Coming Soon: Redesigned Pages After Account Log In

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

The upcoming changes will enhance ease of use with these secure web pages. Read More


Good Reads

Apply For FAFSA Starting In October!

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

In 2015, the U.S. government made significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to simplify the federal financial aid... Read More


Savings Stories

Team Effort To Savings

Posted on September 19, 2016

I attended an Ohio Tuition Trust Authority seminar and decided that an early savings plan would be the only way that we could afford to send three... Read More


529 Tips

What Are The Tax Advantages Of A 529?

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

529 college savings plans were established by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parents to save for the costs of their children’s... Read More


529 Tips

What Qualified Costs Do 529 Plans Cover?

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

What exactly are qualified higher education expenses? Ohio’s 529 Plan has the answer. Read More


Savings Stories

One Of The Best Decisions We’ve Made

Posted on September 12, 2016

We had always hoped for our children to attend college. The CollegeAdvantage plan helped make this dream a reality. I regularly deposited a portion of... Read More


529 Tips

Unique Non-Qualified 529 Plan Withdrawals Lead To Unique Exceptions

Posted on September 07, 2016 by Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

For non-qualified withdrawals from a 529 plan, there is a 10% federal tax penalty assessed. However, there are a few exceptions. Read More

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