Educational Savings Account

Since 1980, the cost of college tuition has risen nearly eight times faster than wages. Even pre-college education has become a major investment. Education savings is clearly more important than ever. The Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) offers a potentially tax-advantaged way to help you and your family manage the costs of education.


  • Fund elementary, secondary or college education
  • Contribute up to $2,000 a year per beneficiary
  • Tax-free withdrawal benefits1

 

Everything you need to know

There are several important items to keep in mind when thinking about a Coverdell ESA. Your Ameris banker will be sure to discuss all of these, and more, with you:

  • Open and make contributions on behalf of a child 18 or younger or a person of any age with special needs (the Beneficiary) for qualified education expenses
  • Contributions are subject to limitations and are not tax deductible, but withdrawals can be made tax-free when needed for qualified education expenses; early withdrawal penalties may apply.1
  • Annual income may impact eligibility; consult your tax advisor.

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Ameris Bank does not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor to determine how this information may apply to your situation.

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