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Learning Quest College Savings Program

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Get the resources you need to manage your existing
Learning Quest plan

Schwab no longer offers the Learning Quest® 529 Education SavingsProgram to new investors. However, we will continue to support existing Learning Quest accounts. Learning Quest clients can continue to make contributions, change investment portfolio selections (once per calendar year as authorized by the IRS), take withdrawals, and change beneficiaries—as well as perform other account maintenance using the forms on this page.

If you need assistance managing your Learning Quest account please call 888-903-3863.

Learning Quest® 529 Education Savings Program features:
  • Tax-deferred earnings on your investments.
  • Tax-free withdrawals when the money is used for qualified education expenses.
  • No gift tax incurred for contributions up to $65,000 ($130,000 per couple) for each beneficiary in a single year.
  • State tax benefits for Kansas taxpayers, who may receive a maximum $3,000 ($6,000 per couple) annual state adjusted gross income deduction for contributions made to the program, per beneficiary.
  • Contributions up to $312,500 per beneficiary.5 Contributions may be made to a 529 plan and an education savings account for the same beneficiary in the same year.
Program Information
Minimum for Automatic Investment Plan $50 per month ($25 per month for Kansas residents)
Contribution deadline December 314
Investment choices
Number of portfolios available Age-Based Tracks: The age-based tracks are based on risk tolerance: aggressive, moderate, or conservative. Within each track, there are six portfolios based on the number of years until the student needs funds.

Static portfolios: Six diversified portfolios based on risk tolerance, and 2 single focus portfolios, the Money Market Portfolio and the 100% Equity portfolio.
Underlying funds American Century Investments and Vanguard funds
Underlying funds American Century Investments and Vanguard funds
529 Plan Performance Reports

Learning Quest 529 Monthly Performance Report

Learning Quest Quarterly Performance Report

Learning Quest Annual Report
Qualified No penalty when used for beneficiary's qualified higher education expenses.
Penalty The earnings portion of withdrawals not used for qualified education expenses is taxed as ordinary income and may be subject to a 10% federal penalty tax.
  • Account is owned by the contributor
  • Account owner selects investment portfolio when initial contribution is made
  • Account owner may change the investment portfolio selection once per calendar year as authorized by the IRS. 
  • Account owner is entitled to select or change designated beneficiary6 (to a member of the student's family) or even take funds back (may be subject to penalty) if that beneficiary elects not to attend college or receives a scholarship
Fees & Expenses
Annual account maintenance fees
Account maintenance fees $0 fee (effective 2008)
Fund Management Expenses
Portfolio fee 0.38%-0.94%
For more information about the underlying fund and program management expenses, please review the Learning Quest Guide and Participation Agreement.
Account service and maintenance
This area is designed to help you maintain your Learning Quest account. Simply download and print the appropriate form, fill it out completely and mail to:

Learning Quest 529 Plan
P.O. Box 2905
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-2905
Learning Quest 529 Plan
2534 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108-2335

Learning Quest® 529 Education Savings Program
Learning Quest Education Savings Program Guide and Participation Agreement Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Withdrawal Request Form Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Incoming Rollover Form Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Designated Beneficiary Change Form Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Account Features Form Download
Moneylink®   Form For Online Money Transferring Download
Change of Account Owner / Responsible Individual form Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Change of Investment Form Download
Learning Quest 529 Systematic Exchange Form Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Account Information Change Form Download
Learning Quest 529 Plan Additional Contribution Form Download

Before investing, carefully consider the plan’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This information and more about the plans can be found in the Learning Quest Guide and Participation Agreement available from Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and should be read carefully before investing.  If you are not a Kansas taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers a 529 Plan that provides its taxpayers with state tax and other benefits not available through this plan. As with any investment, it is possible to lose money by investing in this plan.

Learning Quest accounts are serviced by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. The Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program is managed by American Century Investment Management, Inc. The plan was created by the Kansas State Legislature under the provisions of Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code and is administered by Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes. The state of Kansas offers two 529 Plans. The Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program is available through American Century Investments. The Schwab 529 College Savings Plan is available through Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. there are different investment options available under each plan, as well as different investment advisors and fee structures.

Notice: Accounts established under Learning Quest and their earnings are neither insured nor guaranteed by the state of Kansas, the Kansas State Treasurer, American Century Investments or Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Accounts established under Learning Quest are domiciled at American Century Investment and not Schwab.