Give Smart

Is there a special occasion coming up? Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, or any other important event, consider celebrating by contributing to your child’s or grandchild’s CollegeCounts 529 account. It’s the gift they’ll never outgrow.

With CollegeCounts GiftED, our online gift-giving site, your family and friends can give the perfect gift to your child or grandchild—a college education. It’s quick, easy, and great for any special occasion. As an existing account owner, you’ll find everything you need by logging into your account and selecting CollegeCounts GiftED for simple step-by-step instructions.
Gift coupons, deposit forms, and certificates also make it easy to give the gift of education. Select a deposit coupon and special occasion card from the following choices:


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The CollegeCounts 529 Fund Advisor Plan is a qualified tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code that is sponsored by the State of Alabama and administered by the Board of Trustees of the ACES Trust Fund (the “Trust” and plan issuer). Union Bank & Trust Company serves as Program Manager and Northern Trust Securities, Inc. acts as Distributor. Accounts and investments under the CollegeCounts 529 Fund Advisor Plan are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the State of Alabama, the State Treasurer of Alabama, the Board, the Trust, the Program, Union Bank & Trust Company, Northern Trust Securities, Inc., or any other entity. Investment returns are not guaranteed and you could lose money by investing in the Plan.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses associated with the Program before investing. This information is contained in the Program Disclosure Statement. Please read it carefully before investing.

If you are not an Alabama taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program.

Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee.May Lose Value.