Schwab One® Custodial Account

The Schwab One® Custodial Account is a brokerage account that allows you to make a financial gift to a minor and help teach them about investing. It is set up and managed by an adult, and turned over to the child when he or she reaches the age of majority.

Overview

What are the benefits of a Schwab One Custodial Account?

Every Schwab account comes with investment help and guidance. With this account, you'll also enjoy:

  • All the benefits of our popular Schwab One brokerage account
  • No contribution limits
  • No gift tax incurred for contributions up to $15,000 ($30,000 per couple) for each beneficiary in a single year
  • For a child under the age of 19 considered a dependent at the end of year (or a full-time college student under the age of 24), the first $2,200 of child's unearned income is tax-free. (Amounts over the $2,200 threshold will be taxed at the rates for trusts and estates. See IRS Publication 929 for more detail.) 
  • 24/7 service and support

Please note:

  • All assets are held in the child's name.
  • 20% of the assets will be considered when applying for financial aid.
  • A custodial account is an irrevocable gift and must be turned over to the child when he or she reaches the age of majority, typically 18 or 21 (or up to 25), depending on the governing state.
  • Any funds used prior to the age of majority must be used for the sole benefit of the minor.

1. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for details. Employee equity compensation transactions are subject to separate commission schedules.

Account Pricing

  • Minimum opening deposit: $0
  • $0 account open or maintenance fees. Other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply.1
  • $0 online stock and ETF commissions2

1. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for details. Employee equity compensation transactions are subject to separate commission schedules.

Related Questions

Have questions about our Schwab One Custodial Account? Here are responses to some of the most common questions we hear. If you have a question about your specific situation that is not answered here, please call us at 866-663-5247.

Application Checklist

It's helpful to have the following information on hand before you begin:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license number
  • Your employer’s name and address (if applicable)
  • The contact information, birth date, and Social Security number of the minor
  • Statement information for funds you may want to transfer