Digitize 529 Payments
with Flywire

Flywire has connected to more than forty 529 savings plans in order to deliver these payments directly to institutions via electronic ACH disbursements. Our solution will enable you to eliminate paper checks, speed delivery, improve accuracy and increase payment security.

Streamline the 529 disbursement process by enabling digital payments directly to your education institution.

How does it work?

529 plans and plan managers use Flywire’s disbursement technology to automatically send electronic ACH transactions to any school that connects to Flywire. 529 payments are bundled across all connected plans and delivered via one ACH deposit to the bank account on record with Flywire. Schools will receive an email notification anytime 529 payments are deposited. Individual payment details are available in your existing Flywire Dashboard and a disbursement file is also available for download. All transactions will include relevant details, such as payment amount, student full name, student ID number, and the 529 Plan name. Designated Dashboard users at your school are able to add or change the list of staff members who can view transactions and who will receive disbursement email notifications at your institution.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested, no action is required! Flywire will create a separate 529 portal for your institution, and you will automatically begin receiving 529 payments from participating plans via ACH. Once your school is activated, we will notify you by email.

What do I need to do?

Not much! Get ready to say goodbye to paper checks and daily deposits. Some schools may choose to create a new item-type or detail code in their Student Information System to track digital 529 payments from check payments. This is not required, however, and Flywire will take care of the rest. We will deliver payments in a daily lump-sum to the current bank account on file. The 529 deposits are easily distinguished from your international deposits in both your bank account and the Flywire Dashboard.

What’s the catch?

There is no catch! Since you are already utilizing Flywire, you are automatically able to take advantage of our partnership to reduce your check volume. There is no cost to the institution to receive digital 529 disbursements. We will continue to add more 529 Plans, so you will gradually see paper check volume diminish further over time. Our 529 Plan partners are equally excited about eliminating paper check volume.

Can you automate my cashiering process and post payments directly to student accounts?

We hope that the reduction in paper check volume is a huge step forward for institutions looking to reduce cost and gain efficiency. Flywire plans to offer cash-posting integration to its clients. This functionality is in high-demand, so schools should work with their dedicated Relationship Manager to determine an estimated timeframe for when to expect integration at your institution, if desired. An alternative option for some schools is to utilize the disbursement file available in the Dashboard to batch post payments, especially at peak periods of the year.

What 529 plans are included?

Below you will find a current list of participating 529 plans. We will be adding more in the future.

StatePlan Name
ArkansasGIFT Arkansas 529 Plan
ArkansasiShares 529 Plan
CaliforniaScholarShare 529
CollegeInvest Direct
Scholars Choice® College Savings
District of Columbia
DC College Savings Plan
Path2College 529 Plan
HI529 - Hawaii's College Savings Program
IDeal Idaho College Savings Program
CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan
CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan
College Savings Iowa
Learning Quest Education Savings
Learning Quest Advisor
Schwab 529 College Savings Plan
Schwab Learning Quest 529 Plan
KY Saves 529
Michigan Education Savings Program
Michigan 529 Advisor Plan
Minnesota College Savings Plan
Missouri Saving for Tuition
Achieve Montana
SSGA Upromise 529
The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan
USAA College Savings Plan
Wealthfront's College Savings Program
New Mexico
Scholar’s Edge
New Mexico
The Education Plan
North Dakota
North Dakota: College SAVE
CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan
Oklahoma College Savings Plan
Oregon College Savings Plan
Pennsylvania Direct 529
Rhode Island
CollegeBound Saver
Rhode Island
CollegeBound 529
TNStars College Savings 529 Program
DreamAhead College Investment Plan
West Virginia
SMART529 WV Direct
West Virginia
SMART529 WV Direct
West Virginia
The Hartford SMART529
West Virginia
SMART529 Select
Edvest College Savings Plan

Is this solution available for other 529 plans?

Flywire is pursuing additional partnerships with other leading 529 plan administrators with the goal of connecting every 529 plan to our disbursement technology and further reducing your check volume over time!

For additional questions related to Flywire’s 529 Disbursement solution, please contact your Relationship Manager, or email us at [email protected].