Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Helping Families Save For College For More Than 25 Years

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Established in 1989, the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority is a state agency within the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority sponsors and administers CollegeAdvantage, Ohio's 529 college savings program.

CollegeAdvantage offers Ohio's 529 Plan to families both in Ohio and nationwide – it's a tax-advantaged way to save for future college expenses.

We offer two mutual fund-based plans:

  1. CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan
  2. CollegeAdvantage Advisor 529 Saving Plan powered by BlackRock

The 11-member Ohio Tuition Trust Authority Investment Board provides investment oversight.


Ohio’s CollegeAdvantage program provides families across the nation flexible options and educational resources to invest in our trusted tax-advantaged 529 plans for education expenses after high school.


A nation where families are better able to afford college


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