Why open a CHET account?

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Tax advantages


Connecticut taxpayers could receive a state income tax deduction of up to $10,000 on contributions made to your CHET account.

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Flexible use of funds


Use for a wide variety of expenses at any accredited university, college, or vocational school nationwide—and many abroad.

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Many investment choices


Choose either an age-based strategy or a custom strategy based on your specific investment goals.

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Account details


No annual account fees or minimums when you open a 529 account.

We're here to help

Call us at 888-799-CHET (2438)
If you need to reach us by phone, we recommend calling while our education planning specialists are available, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the CHET transition and account activation

About the State of Connecticut and additional programs offered by CHET

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Connecticut Office of the Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden

A major goal of the office is to ensure the accessibility of these programs to youth, adults across the generations and underserved populations in the state. Find out more about the state sponsor for this plan.


The Treasurer's efforts working with organizations throughout the state have helped provide programs and assistance that can empower the people of Connecticut with information and training to help them build a better future.

Baby Scholars

The CHET Baby Scholars program provides up to $250 toward a newborn's future college costs. Learn more


All qualified accounts opened on or after December 1, 2020 will receive their Baby Scholars deposit by April 2021.

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Scholarship Program

CHET is dedicated to helping Connecticut families find ways to afford college. Program details coming soon.


Previous recipients of the CHET Advance Scholarship with questions about their award can contact ISTS Program Support at 855-670-ISTS (4787).

Security you can count on

At Fidelity, we take your security and privacy seriously. That's why we employ world-class measures to help keep your portfolio safe. Learn more

¿Necesitas ayuda en español?

Como Ahorrar Para La Educación Superior (PDF)
Para ayuda en español a tus preguntas acerca del plan, como funciona y las opciones de inversión disponibles, por favor llama al 888-799-2438.  Nuestros especialistas en planificación de la educación, con la ayuda de un traductor, están disponibles para asistirte de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 9 p.m. ET.

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Descarga una solicitud para abrir una cuenta del plan de ahorros universitarios CHET y un paquete con los datos del plan.

We're here to help

Education planning specialists are available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

Questions?

888-799-CHET(2438)