Enrollment-Based Portfolios* are periodically adjusted to become more conservative as the child gets closer to the year he or she expects to start attending college. Diversification cannot protect against loss or assure a profit in a declining market.
*The principal value of the Enrollment-Based Portfolios is not guaranteed at any time, including at or after the target enrollment date, which is the approximate date when the child enters college. The portfolios invest in a broad range of underlying mutual funds that include stocks, bonds, and short-term investments and are subject to the risks of different areas of the market. The portfolios emphasize potential capital appreciation during the early phases of asset accumulation, balance the need for appreciation with the need for income as matriculation approaches, and focus more on income and principal stability while the child is in college. While moving assets into bond and money market funds can help lower investment risks, there is no guarantee against loss. The portfolios maintain a substantial allocation to equities both prior to and after the target enrollment date, which can result in greater volatility.