Our partners: Vanguard and Ascensus

Vanguard and Ascensus work with the Direct Plan to give families an affordable, tax-advantaged college savings plan.

About Vanguard

Vanguard® serves as investment manager for New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. Since its beginning in 1975, Vanguard has grown to become one of the world's largest global investment management companies, with total assets of approximately $7.2 trillion (as of December 2022).

Vanguard offers 431 funds worldwide with 204 U.S. funds designed to help you achieve your financial goals. In addition to low-cost funds, you can take advantage of Vanguard's extensive array of products and services for retirement, college savings, general investing, and advice and financial planning.

Visit vanguard.com for timely market insights, commentary from Vanguard's seasoned investment professionals, and information on a wide variety of investing topics.

About Ascensus

Ascensus serves as program manager for the Direct Plan. Our mission as 529 specialists is to make saving easy through accessible and affordable college savings plans. We currently partner with state agencies and 529 plan program managers in 27 states and the District of Columbia, supporting 44 different 529 plans and over 6 million 529 college savings accounts with over $169 billion in assets.1

1 As of 12/31/22