Think cheap and stick with low-cost plans. It’s no coincidence that many of the 529 plans that have been feted by the financial press are also the cheapest. Here are some to consider:
Utah (800) 418-2551, www.uesp.org. Underlying funds: Vanguard Group index mutual funds.
Nevada (866) 734-4530, www.vanguard.com. Underlying funds: Vanguard Group index funds.
West Virginia (866) 574-3542, www.smart529.com. Underlying funds: Dimensional Fund Advisors mutual funds.
Alaska (800) 369-3641, www.price529.com. Underlying funds: T. Rowe Price mutual funds.