Make College a Reality with Learning Quest®

Ron Estes

Ron Estes
Kansas State Treasurer

As a parent, I know that planning for your child's future is of vital importance to you. Investing in their postsecondary education is one of the most significant contributions you can make. A college education can open doors to endless opportunities. It challenges students to think big, strive higher and can instill the desire to make a difference.

The Kansas State Treasurer's office has partnered with American Century Investment Management, Inc., to bring you what we believe is one of the most comprehensive education investing programs in the nation. The Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program has been designed with features and benefits to make investing for college a reality.

Benefits include:

  • Federal and state tax advantages
  • Diversified and professionally managed investments
  • Multigenerational estate planning
  • Easy and convenient ways to invest
  • Can be used for qualified expenses at accredited four-year and community colleges, and vocational and technical schools throughout the United States

Additionally, you may be eligible to deduct your contributions from your taxable income regardless of where you live. Check with your state for specific tax benefits. For example, Kansas taxpayers receive an annual adjusted gross income deduction of up to $3,000 (or $6,000 if you're married and filing jointly) for contributions per year, per child.

I am confident that after you have reviewed the information on the website, you will want to enroll in Learning Quest. If you would like to speak to a Specialist please call (800) 579-2203. Or, your financial professional may contact us at (877) 882-6236. Together, we can open doors.

Ron Estes

Ron Estes
Kansas State Treasurer


State of Kansas


IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: American Century Companies, Inc. and its affiliates do not provide tax advice. Accordingly, any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained herein (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, in connection with the promotion, marketing or recommendation by anyone unaffiliated with American Century Companies, Inc. of any of the matters addressed herein or for the purpose of avoiding U.S. tax-related penalties.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as tax advice.

The availability of tax or other benefits may be conditioned on meeting certain requirements, such as residency, purpose for or timing of distributions, or other factors.

The earnings portion of non-qualified withdrawals is subject to federal and state income taxes and a 10% federal penalty.