Save for College Better, Together

Invest in a tax-free college savings plan and build a community of support

Get started in 5 minutes

It takes about 5 minutes to start saving. Contribute what you can afford today, and over time CollegeBacker helps you make progress towards your college savings goal.

Invite family and friends

It's fun and easy for others to participate. A grandparent or close family member can set up a monthly contribution, or birthday party guests can give directly to your account.

Watch your savings grow

Your funds are invested in a tax-advantaged 529 College Savings Plan – it grows tax free, is free of capital gains tax when used to pay for college, and becomes a safer investment as your child ages.

How much can you save?

My child isyear old and I can contributeper month

In 18 years, college may cost up to $1 per year, but we will help you stretch every dollar.


with 187% return
on investment

58% of savings goal

It only takes a few minutes!

Build a college savings community

Saving for college takes a village

Helping your child earn a college education is important for the entire family, and CollegeBacker empowers you to work as a team.

After setting up your own contribution, you can invite grandparents, an uncle or aunt, or other important family and friends to follow your child’s academic progress and contribute to the account.

These contributors are then notified of birthdays, holidays, and important educational milestones in your child's life, and can even receive updates like "Straight A's in Geometry!" or "Check out my first painting." Your contributors can also view how their portion of the investment has performed.

The gift that lasts a lifetime

Instead of accumulating a closet full of last year's toys, share your personal link – e.g., – to let others give your child the gift of college savings.

You can send contributors occasional updates on your student's progress, and CollegeBacker gently reminds them of upcoming occasions like a birthday or graduation.

If your niece lives across the country and you want to send something meaningful for her birthday, give her the gift of a CollegeBacker contribution. It's a gift that will last a lifetime.

Quick and easy to begin

The most important thing you can do is start saving early, and even if it's only a small amount in the beginning, CollegeBacker will help you build toward your long-term goal.

Through the magic of compounding returns, a $50 per month contribution could turn into $25,000 or more in 18 years. The earlier you start saving, the earlier you begin this process.

With CollegeBacker, it only takes a few minutes to get started. In 3 simple steps, you can estimate how much you’ll need to save, open a 529 college savings plan, and invite your family and friends to get involved.

Secure and private

As an Investment Advisor registered with the SEC, we have a fiduciary duty to provide our clients with prudent investment recommendations and to safeguard their accounts against fraud. We take this duty very seriously.

CollegeBacker uses bank-level security to keep your sensitive financial data safe. We use the strongest available browser encryption, maintain secure servers with 24/7/365 staffing, and use identity verification services to protect your personal information.

For additional details, please see our Privacy Policy and our FAQ page, or email us at [email protected].

Simple, fair pricing

for accounts < $5k
0.25% / year
for accounts ≥ $5k

Fully transparent

CollegeBacker is free to use until you reach $5k in savings. From there, it's just 0.25% per year.

Stop any time

If you discontinue our service, you will retain your 529 and will subject to no additional CollegeBacker fees.

Refer a friend

For every referred friend that opens a 529 with CollegeBacker, we'll waive your and their fees for 3 months.


Save for College
Better, Together