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I am looking at starting a 529 for the newest member of my family in the state of Colorado, that would be the Scholars Choice.

Does anyone has specific knowledge on this, I am just starting my research (which needs to done by 12/31).

Things that are a consideration:

Fees, they seems steep: 3% sales, 1.25% admin, then fund loads.
CO tax write off.


If you purchase directly from Scholars Choice, I think you get the No-Load Asset class which has no sales charge, a 0.99% service fee which includes the underlying fund fees and expenses, and an Authority fee of up to 0.10%.

The Saving for College website (http://www.savingforcollege.com) gives Scholars Choice 5 stars for instate residents.

Note that the US Mail address for Scholars Choice is a post office box near the World Trade Center site and they have been very slow in receiving deposits. If you want to make sure it gets deposited by 12/31, you may want to wire the funds.
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