Maximize your college savings

Connect your 529 plan or open one in 5 mins
College Savings App

Start a tax-free 529 college savings plan or connect your existing 529 plan. Create a gifting page and invite family and friends. Discover more ways to save for college, like our popular cashback rewards program. Download our college savings app today.

Maximize your college savings

Connect your 529 plan
or open one in 5 minutes

Smart investments

Answer a few simple questions and we will help you choose the right college savings investment option. We will recommend a low-cost, highly-rated 529 plan and an age-adjusting portfolio.

Grow faster with gifts

CollegeBacker is all about teamwork. Your child gets a beautiful gifting page – CollegeBacker.com/name – that you can text to family and friends or include in birthday party invitations.

Backer Bucks™

Get cashback rewards right into your child’s college fund when you shop online at 100+ name brand retailers and services like Walmart, Adidas, Ace Hardware, Party City, and Office Depot.

Seed a child's fund

We make it easy to send a gift of college that can be redeemed into a college savings plan for any child. You'll be that child's very first backer and will be able to follow their journey to college.

Easy Contributions

Connect your bank account to set up one-time or automatic contributions. Start making monthly contributions (of as little as $5) and you'll be surprised to see how quickly they add up!

Security

We employ 256-bit encryption and bank-level security practices to keep your sensitive financial data safe. We also offer the convenient option of paying for a gift with your credit card.

Smart investments

Answer a few simple questions and we will help you choose the right college savings investment option. We will recommend a low-cost, highly-rated 529 plan and an age-adjusting portfolio.

Grow faster with gifts

CollegeBacker is all about teamwork. Your child gets a beautiful gifting page – CollegeBacker.com/name – that you can text to family and friends or include in birthday party invitations.

Backer Bucks™

Get cashback rewards right into your child’s college fund when you shop online at 100+ name brand retailers and services like Walmart, Adidas, Ace Hardware, H&R Block, Party City, and Office Depot.

Seed a child's fund

We make it easy to send a gift of college that can be redeemed into a college savings plan for any child. You'll be that child's very first backer and will be able to follow their journey to college.

Easy contributions

Connect your bank account to set up one-time or automatic contributions. Start making monthly contributions, of as little as $5, and you'll be surprised to see how quickly they add up!

Security

CollegeBacker employs 256-bit encryption and bank-level security practices to keep your sensitive financial data safe. We also offer the convenient option of paying for a gift with your credit card.

CollegeBacker is the best way to save for your child's education.

If you need a college fund, CollegeBacker helps you set one up with one of the country's best tax-free 529 college savings plans in under 5 minutes. We remove the complexity and guesswork so you can focus on what matters: saving more for your child's education. Best of all, you can do it with our convenient college savings app!

If you already have a 529 account set up, you can link it to CollegeBacker and start taking advantage of our unique features and programs that are designed to help you save more. We currently support 529 plans from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

On average, CollegeBacker families save 43% more than traditional savers by leveraging their gifting page to involve family and friends. Best of all, these "backers" can contribute regularly and stay in the loop as your family prepares for college.

Learn More

CollegeBacker aims to assist parents in choosing the right plan. No sit-down with a banker required; once you do figure out which plan is right for you, you can both open your account and manage it online.

CollegeBacker combines crowdfunding, robo-investment advice, and 529 college savings plans... If you don't have a savings plan set up for your budding genius, CollegeBacker will walk you through the process.

CollegeBacker has developed a high technology solution that allows not only you and your immediate family to help save for your kids college education, but it offers an intuitive, easy-to-follow program that lets others who wish to contribute financially to those goals help as well.

CollegeBacker wants to increase the percentage of Americans who open 529s... The company sets up 529s on users’ behalf, simplifying a sometimes confusing state-level process, and enables contributions from grandparents and friends.

CollegeBacker guides users through the process of creating a tax-free investment fund, letting them seamlessly link their bank accounts for one-time or automatic contributions, and allowing them to track the progress of their nest eggs.

[CollegeBacker's] robo-advisory service... automates college savings by allocating money into a tax-advantaged college savings plan. Think of it as Betterment or Wealthfront for college savings.

With CollegeBacker... you can open a 529 account and get a link to share with family and friends. You can then post regular updates on your kids, and contributors can set up regular contributions toward college tuition.

[CollegeBacker] provides a way for families and friends to navigate complex tax structures to contribute to a loved one's tuition fees.

CollegeBacker advises users online about 529 investments... And CollegeBacker lets savers share a special link that lets relatives and friends donate online.

One of the smartest ways to get ahead of the game and keep your child’s student loan debt to a minimum is to open a tax-free 529 college savings plan through CollegeBacker.

Collegebacker.com is a new 529 savings program that is very low in fees and has a program that parents can set up to crowdfund for college savings.