Fidelity Investments and the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education will bring their unique, tax-advantaged 529 plan to families saving for college nationwide.

For as little as $50 a month, officials said late last week, the Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan allows families to save state and federal income tax-free for education at most accredited college and universities nationwide. Fidelity officials estimate that the cost of a college education in 18 years could top $145,000 and reach upwards of $300,000 at a private institution.

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