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1 There are many choices for you to consider when charting your child's course to college. The option you choose depends on how many years you have to save, your overall financial goals and your investment preferences. With average college costs continually on the rise, now is a good to open an account. Federal Tax Treatment Earnings portion of withdrawals used to pay qualified education expenses are federal income tax free. Earnings portion of withdrawals used to pay qualified education expenses are federal income tax-free. Neither the account owner nor the beneficiary is subject to federal income tax if account is used to pay for tuition at a participating institution. Distributions used to pay for qualified education expenses are federal income taxfree. Considered a student asset, generally assessed at 20%. Fully taxable. Federal income tax deductible (subject to income limits). Earnings are federal income tax-free until withdrawal at age 59 ½. Interest earned is federal income tax-free if used for qualified higher education expenses. (Subject to income limits.) State Tax Treatment Contributions made to Accounts in the Plan are deductible up to an annual limit. The deduction limit is indexed annually for inflation. For 2015, the total allowable annual state tax deduction for contributions made by the taxpayer to all accounts in the Network ("Network accounts"), including all accounts in the Plan, is $4,600 for taxpayers who file a joint return and $2,300 for all others. Some states may offer different or additional tax incentives. Some states may offer different or additional tax incentives. No state tax deduction. No state tax deduction. Penalty-free withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses, but entire withdrawal taxed at owners tax rate.

2 State Tax Treatment (con t) Amounts contributed to Network accounts that are included in Oregon taxable income due to exceeding the contribution deduction limits described above may be carried forward for four succeeding tax years and deducted in any of those tax years up to the annual limitations described above. To the extent an amount is carried forward to a succeeding tax year, the deduction that is otherwise permitted is further limited to the balance in the applicable Network accounts at the close of the tax year in which the deduction is being made. A contribution to an account may be deducted from Oregon taxable income in the preceding tax year if the contribution is made before the earlier of: (1) the date the taxpayer files the return for the prior tax year, or (2) the 15 th day of the fourth month after the close of the taxpayer s tax year. Oregon tax law does not address whether a rollover into the Plan qualifies for the contribution deduction. Please consult your tax advisor. Federal Tax on Non-Qualified Withdrawals No penalties. No penalties. 3 months of interest forfeited if redeemed within first 5 years.

3 Fees Assessed Management fee is computed at an annual rate of 0.44% to 1.16% of the average daily net assets of your account, excluding assets held in the Principal Plus Interest portfolio. Typically, an assetbased management fee. Varies by None. No other sales charges, enrollment or maintenance fees. May incur sales charge up to 5.75% if purchased through a broker/advisor. Qualified Expenses Tuition, mandatory fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance; certain room and board costs, certain expenses for "special needs" students. Tuition, mandatory fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance; certain room and board costs, certain expenses for "special needs" students. Most plans are designed to cover tuition and fees at instate colleges and universities. Some have provision to include room and board. Post-secondary costs, K-12 costs. Anything that benefits the minor. At age of majority (18 or 21 depending on state), account becomes property of the child. Not applicable, can be used for any purpose. Unlimited. Can make penalty free withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses. Tuition and mandatory fees. Payments to qualified State tuition programs, 529 or CESAs are also eligible. Room and board, and books are not qualified expenses. Investment Control Registered Account Owner, plan management by State of Oregon, acting by and through the Oregon 529 College Savings Board. Custodian until child reaches age of majority (18 or 21 depending on state, investment

4 Investment Options 15 investment options; can invest in one or more of the following portfolios: Age-based Multi-fund Target Allocation, Aggressive Varies by Varies by Mutual funds and securities. UGMA: mutual funds, securities. UTMA: mutual funds, securities, real estate, royalties, patents, and paintings. Investments chosen by the individual. Investments chosen by the individual. Series EE bonds issued January 1990 and later, and all Series I. Target Allocation, Moderate Target Allocation, Conservative Diversified U.S. Equity Diversified International Equity Diversified Inflation Protection Diversified Fixed Income Balanced Index Single Fund U.S. Equity Index International Equity Index Social Choice Fixed Income Index Money Market Principal Protection Principal Plus Interest

5 Federal Estate Planning and Gift Tax Treatment* $14,000 per donor per $14,000 per donor per $14,000 per donor per $14,000 per donor, per $14,000 per donor, per N/A N/A exclusion of up to $14,000 per donor, per * Each individual s tax situation will be different. Consult your tax advisor. A contribution in excess of annual gift tax exclusion amount up to $70,000 can be prorated over 5 years and treated as a gift in each of those years. A contribution in excess of annual gift tax exclusion amount up to $70,000 can be prorated over 5 years and treated as a gift in each of those years. A contribution in excess of annual gift tax exclusion amount up to $70,000 can be prorated over 5 years and treated as a gift in each of those years. Contribution Limit Investment Risk No annual limit. $310,000 maximum account balance limit per beneficiary (total of all accounts). Account can continue to accrue earnings. It is possible that returns will be less than the rate of increase in higher education costs. No annual limit. Maximum account balance limit per beneficiary may be as high as $300,000 for some plans. It is possible that returns will be less than the rate of increase in higher education costs. No annual limit. Maximum varies by Typical range is $200,000 to $300,000, which would cover up to 5 years of college costs. State agencies typically guarantee the benefit, but not in all cases. Some state-sponsored prepaid plans have closed to new entrants. Up to $2,000 per year, per beneficiary (until beneficiary reaches age 18, unless he/she is a "special needs" beneficiary). Not available to highincome families ($220,000 joint - maximum MAGI, $110,000 single - maximum MAGI) Unlimited. Unlimited Limit: Age 49 and below: $5,500 Age 50+: $6,500 Series EE bond limit of $30,000 purchase price per year per person. No limit on the amount of bonds that you can accumulate over a lifetime. Fixed rate, may not keep pace with tuition inflation. Backed by the United States government. No one can predict returns. There is a risk that any investor could lose part or all of the value of his or her account. No one can predict returns. There is a risk that any investor could lose part or all of the value of his or her account.

6 Control of Account Account Owner, Custodian or Entity. Account Owner, Custodian or Entity, but may vary by State. Parent/Legal Guardian. Beneficiary at age of majority (18 or 21 depending on state). Beneficiary at age of majority (18 or 21 depending on state). Custodian Federal Financial Aid Impact Income Restrictions If owned by parent, considered a parental If owned by parent, considered a parental If owned by parent, considered a parental None. None. None. For 2013: If a parental asset, If a student asset, 20%. Single filers*: $95,000 - $110,000 If a parental asset, If a student asset, 20%. If a parental asset, If a student asset, 20%. None. None. For 2013: assets are not counted as parental assets for federal financial aid. Single filers: $59,000 - $69,000 Considered parental For 2013: Single filers: $89,700* Joint filers: $142,050 Joint filers*: maximum AGI of $220,000 *These are phase-out ranges related to potential tax deduction(s). Joint filers: $95,000 - $115,000 *These are phase-out ranges related to potential tax deduction(s). *These are phase-out ranges related to potential tax deduction(s).

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