The Bright Directions College Savings Program is part of the Illinois College Savings Pool and is designed to qualify as a qualified tuition program under the provisions of Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Bright Directions College Savings Program is sponsored by the State of Illinois and administered by the Illinois State Treasurer, as Trustee. Union Bank & Trust Company serves as Program Manager, and Northern Trust Securities, Inc. acts as Distributor. Investments in the Bright Directions College Savings Program are not guaranteed or insured by the State of Illinois, the Illinois State Treasurer, Union Bank & Trust Company, Northern Trust Securities, Inc., the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or any other entity.
Investors should read carefully and consider the investment objectives, risks, fees, and expenses contained in the Program Disclosure Statement (issuer’s official statement) before investing. You can lose money by investing in a Portfolio. Each of the Portfolios involves investment risks, which are described in the Program Disclosure Statement. The Program Disclosure Statement, which contains additional information about the plan and municipal fund securities, is available from your financial advisor.
You should consider, before investing, whether your home state or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers a 529 plan that provides state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in the home state’s 529 plan. You should consult with a tax advisor about state and local taxes.