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Fees, Charges and Expenses

  • Annual maintenance fee: $25 (waived for account balances over $25,000 or if enrolled in an Automatic Investment Program or Payroll Direct Deposit)1
  • State Fee: .07%2
  • Transfer/rollover out charge: $50
  • Postage or wire processing fee: $20
  • Non-qualified withdrawal charge (if closing account): $50
  • Sales charges and annual expenses:
Share Class Sales Charge
(as a % of each contribution)
Estimated Underlying Fund Expenses Program Manager Fees State Fee1 Annual Distribution Fee Total Annual Expenses
(as a % of average daily account value)
A 5.5% (breakpoints available) .40% - 1.23% .18% .07% .25% 0.88 - 1.73%
  • Six-year declining contingent deferred sales charge of 5%, 4%, 3%, 3%, 2%, 1%
  • Automatic, tax-free conversion to A shares at the end of eight years
.40% - 1.23% .18% .07% .80% 1.43 - 2.28%
C 1% Contingent Deferred Sales Charge on any distributions made within 12 months of a contribution .40% - 1.23% .18% .07% .99% 1.62 - 2.47%
E3  None .40% - 1.23% .18% .07% 0% .63% - 1.48%

Please consult the Offering Statement for more detailed information regarding fees, charges and expenses.

For West Virginia residents, the investment minimums are lower and the annual maintenance fee is waived.

1 The State Fee for the SMART529 Stable Value Fund is .05%.

2 As of 2/28/11, B Shares are no longer available to new investors.

3 E Shares are only available to certain investors. Please see the Offering Statement for more details.

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SMART529 is offered by the West Virginia Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Program Board of Trustees and is administered by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (“HFMC”).

Investments in SMART529 are not guaranteed or insured by the State of West Virginia, the Board of Trustees of the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program, the West Virginia State Treasurer's Office, HFMC, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., the investment sub-advisors for the Underlying Funds or any depository institution and are subject to investment risks, including the loss of the principal amount invested, and may not be appropriate for all investors.

The Hartford SMART529 is available to all investors. West Virginia (WV) provides certain tax advantages to WV taxpayers that invest in The Hartford SMART 529. Before investing, an investor should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan.

This information is written in connection with the promotion or marketing of the matter(s) addressed in this material. The information cannot be used or relied upon for the purpose of avoiding IRS penalties. These materials are not intended to provide tax, accounting or legal advice. As with all matters of a tax or legal nature, your clients should consult their own tax or legal counsel for advice.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of SMART529 and its Underlying Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the Offering Statement for SMART529 and the prospectuses or other disclosure documents for the Underlying Funds. Please read them carefully before investing or sending money. SMART529 college savings plans are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC. Member SIPC

"The Hartford" is a registered trademark of Hartford Fire Insurance Company.

"SMART529" is a registered trademark of West Virginia Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Program Board of Trustees.

"The Hartford" is The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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