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Can I use Backer if I already have a 529 plan? Which 529 plans can be connected to Backer’s platform?

If you already have a 529 plan account and it is compatible with our service (see the list below), you can connect it to our platform to take advantage of our features and programs, such as:

  • Accessing your account information through our website and mobile app;
  • Setting up one-time or recurring contributions to your account;
  • Claiming a unique gifting page where you can collect gifts from family and friends; and
  • Earning cashback rewards on everyday purchases through our Backer Bucks program.

To connect your existing 529 plan account, please sign up for a Backer account and click "Link My Plan".

529 Plans That Can Be Linked To Backer:

iShares 529 Plan - Arkansas
ScholarShare College Savings Plan - California
Scholars Choice College Savings Program (Advisor-sold) - Colorado
Idaho College Savings Program (IDeal) - Idaho
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan - Iowa
Kansas Schwab 529 College Savings Plan - Kansas
Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) - Kansas
Minnesota College Savings Plan - Minnesota
Missouri's 529 Education Plan (MOST) - Missouri
TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan - Nebraska
USAA 529 College Savings Plan - Nevada
Scholar's Edge (Advisor-Sold) - New Mexico
College SAVE (Direct-Sold) - North Dakota
New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan - New York
New York's 529 Advisor-Guided College Savings Program - New York
Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan - Pennsylvania
CollegeBound 529 (Advisor-Sold) - Rhode Island
TNStars College Savings 529 Program - Tennessee
my529 - Utah
Invest529 - Virginia
SMART529 Direct - West Virginia
SMART529 Select - West Virginia

Please note that technological compatibility with a 529 plan does not mean that Backer is affiliated with or otherwise has a relationship with that particular 529 plan.

We are working to add compatibility with more 529 plans. If your plan is not listed above, please contact us at support@backer.com and we'll try to prioritize it. In the meantime, you are welcome to set up a new 529 plan account through Backer and use that account for collecting gifts and rewards. There are no limitations on having more than one 529 plan account for a child.

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