Coverdell Education Savings Account
Invest in your child’s future with a tax-free college savings account.
A Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) provides strategic advantages to maximize your child’s college savings. Benefits of opening an ESA include:
Watch your child’s college savings increase in value without taxes eroding any potential gains.
Anyone can contribute to an account on behalf of a beneficiary under 18.
Manage your account’s investments to meet your financial goals and risk preferences.
Key ESA Account Features
Maximize your child’s college savings with these key Coverdell ESA account features:
- Tax-free growth – Earnings grow tax-deferred, and withdrawals are tax-free for qualified education expenses.
- Annual contributions – Up to the IRS maximum can be contributed annually from your account.
- Flexible usage – Your child can use the funds for elementary, secondary, and higher education expenses.
- Broad expenses – Covers tuition, books, fees, supplies, computers, tutoring, and more.
- No opening minimum – Open an account today and start saving whenever you’re ready.
- Easy online access – Monitor your account and manage funds digitally 24/7.
Saving for college is one of the most important investments you can make in your child’s future. Our Coverdell ESA makes it easy to maximize your tax-free college savings.
Open an account online today and start building for a better tomorrow.
See Our Coverdell ESA Rates
Rates Accurate as of October 13th, 2023.*
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
|Annual Percentage Yield (APY)
Educational Savings IRA
|$5.00 - $9,999.99
|$10,000.00 - over
*Rates subject to change at any time and without prior notice. Fees may reduce earnings.
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Why Open an ESA at Belco Community Credit Union?
Open Now, Fund Later
You can open an ESA account today and contribute money at a later date.
Easy to Set Up
Quickly open your account online in a few minutes or drop by one of our branches.
We provide expert guidance tailored to your child’s educational goals.
Enjoy monthly compounded dividends and watch your account balance grow over time.
Mobile and Online Banking
Monitor your account and add funds via our easy-to-use mobile app or online portal.
Gain peace of mind knowing the NCUA insures your ESA account for up to $250,000.
Take the Next Steps to Secure Your Child’s Education
Coverdell ESA FAQs
Who can contribute to a Coverdell ESA?
Any individual with a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) less than the annual limit, including the designated beneficiary, can contribute to a Coverdell ESA. Organizations like corporations and trusts can also contribute regardless of their income level.
Can we use Coverdell ESA funds for elementary and secondary school expenses?
You can use it for qualified elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education costs. This includes tuition, books, supplies, and certain room and board expenses.
What happens to the Coverdell ESA if the beneficiary does not use the funds for educational expenses?
You must distribute the balance if the beneficiary does not use the funds by the time they’re 30. It will also be subject to tax and potentially a 10% penalty. However, the account can be transferred to another family member under 30 to avoid these consequences.
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