Treasury cuts fees in Pennsylvania’s college-savings program
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is cutting fees for its state-sponsored program to help families save for college.
Democratic state Treasurer Joe Torsella said Thursday that asset-based fees for its PA 529 Investment Plan account will drop, saving account holders about $17 million over five years.
The agency says lower costs are a result of renegotiated deals with the companies that keep records and handle investments for the program, Ascensus and Vanguard.
The state’s two PA 529 programs together include about $4.6 billion in savings for current and future students in technical or career schools and colleges.