The following frequently asked questions should be read in conjunction with and are limited by the full Enrollment Kit. Many terms used in this section are defined in the Enrollment Kit.
Please read the entire Enrollment Kit carefully before deciding to enroll. The Maryland College Investment Plan Disclosure Statement provides investment objectives, risks, expenses and costs, Fees, and other information you should consider carefully before investing. If you or your beneficiary live outside of Maryland, you should compare Maryland 529 to any college savings program offered by your home state or your beneficiary’s home state, which may offer state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan.
*Morningstar analysts reviewed 61 plans for its 2020 ratings (10/27/20), of which 11 plans received a “Silver” rating. To determine a plan’s rating, Morningstar’s analysts organized their research around four key pillars: Process, People, Parent, and Price. Visit this site for additional information about Morningstar's methodology. Plans were then assigned forward-looking ratings of “Gold,” “Silver,” “Bronze,” “Neutral,” and “Negative.” Each year, certain of the industry’s smallest plans are not rated.
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