Utah Educational Savings Plan


When you invest in the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), you can select an investment option with underlying investments owned by UESP and managed by Vanguard. As of December 31, 2013, Vanguard manages over $2.4 trillion in U.S. Mutual funds and ETFs, and offers more than 160 index and actively managed funds to U.S. investors. UESP currently offers the following Vanguard funds as underlying investments in its investment options:

  • Vanguard Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund (VITPX)
  • Vanguard Institutional Index Fund (VIIIX)
  • Vanguard Value Index Fund (VIVIX)
  • Vanguard Growth Index Fund (VIGIX)
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund (VMCPX)
  • Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (VSCPX)
  • Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index Fund (VSIIX)
  • Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund (VSGIX)
  • Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund (VTPSX)
  • Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund (VDIPX)
  • Vanguard International Value Fund (VTRIX)
  • Vanguard International Growth Fund (VWILX)
  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund (VEMRX)
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (VBMPX)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund (VFSIX)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund (VBIPX)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund (VTAPX)
  • Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund (VTABX)

To learn about the performance, current market price, or risk of an underlying Vanguard fund offered by UESP, or to request a prospectus or other fund information, please call UESP toll-free at 800.418.2551 or e-mail info@uesp.org.


Important Legal Notice

You should read the Program Description and consider all investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The Program Description is available for download on the web or a hard copy can be mailed to you by requesting it online here.

FDIC Insurance. Except for the underlying investment specified below, investments in UESP are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). FDIC insurance, up to applicable limits, is provided for the FDIC-insured accounts held in trust by UESP at Sallie Mae Bank and U.S. Bank National Association (U.S. Bank) (collectively Banks). Contributions to and earnings on the FDIC-insured accounts are allocated between the Banks according to the following percentages: Sallie Mae Bank (90 percent) and U.S. Bank (10 percent). Money in the FDIC-insured accounts is insured by the FDIC on a pass-through basis to each account owner at each Bank up to the maximum amount set by federal law, which is $250,000. The amount of FDIC insurance provided to an account owner is based on the total of (1) the value of an account owner’s investment in the FDIC-insured account at each Bank plus (2) the value of other accounts held (if any) at each Bank, as determined by the Banks and by FDIC regulations.

No Other Insurance and No Guarantees. Investments in UESP are neither insured nor guaranteed by the State of Utah, UESP, the Utah State Board of Regents, the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority, other state agencies, federal government agencies (except to the extent noted above regarding FDIC insurance), or any employees or directors of any such entities. Units in UESP have not been registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or with any state securities commission.

Account Value. The value of your UESP account may vary depending on market conditions and the performance of the UESP investment option you select. It could be more or less than the amount you contribute; in short, your investment could lose value. However, subject to the application of the rules and regulations of the Banks and the FDIC to each account owner, money in the FDIC-insured accounts will retain its value, whether in the FDIC-Insured investment option or when allocated to portions of another investment option that have the FDIC-insured accounts included as an underlying investment.

Non-Utah Taxpayers and Residents. You should determine whether the state in which you or your beneficiary pay taxes or live offers a 529 plan that provides state tax or other benefits not otherwise available to you by investing in UESP. You should consider such state tax treatment and benefits, if any, before investing in UESP.