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Parents are once again souring on one of the most popular ways to put away money for their children’s college education – college-savings plans — according to just-released third-quarter data.

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The new figures, from the Financial Research Corporation, show that parents pulled an estimated $354 million from 529 college-savings plans in the third quarter. That’s a dramatic reversal from the previous quarter, when investors added $2.5 billion to these plans. It also marks the highest level of outflows since the third quarter of 2008, during the financial crisis.

The results come as many college-savings have been struggling through the recent bout of market volatility. Investments in 529 plans, which are state-sponsored tax-advantaged accounts for college savers, fell an average of 9.5% for the third quarter and were down about 6% for the year through Sept. 30, according to fund researcher Morningstar Inc. That wasn’t as large as the broader market’s drop — the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock-index fell 14% and 10% over the same periods — but investing experts say it was the most significant setback for these plans in recent years.

To be sure, contributions to 529 plans tend to decrease in the third quarter, since that’s when parents withdraw money to pay for college tuition, says Paul Curley, director of college-savings research at the Financial Research Corporation.

But the recent outflows stand in stark contrast to last year, when investors still added $927 million to 529 plans in the third quarter, down from $1.9 billion in the second quarter, according to FRC. “What I’m seeing is that people are reluctant to continue putting money into 529 plans,” says Lea Ann Knight, a fee-only certified financial planner in Bedford, Mass. who focuses on college savings strategies.

Indeed, financial advisers say ongoing market volatility has caused parents to rethink how they’re saving for college, with some eliminating or scaling back their contributions to 529 plans for other, less risky strategies. Some clients with children nearing college are turning to bank accounts and certificates of deposit, says Knight. These accounts provide protection from stock-market losses, she says, but little in the way of yield; and unlike 529 plans, earnings in these accounts are taxed.

Other parents are stashing money for their children’s education in Roth IRAs, says Deborah Fox, a San Diego-based financial planner and founder of Fox College Funding. With these accounts, parents get access to more investment options than those offered in a 529 plan, she says, and the earnings don’t need to be used for college. In contrast, earnings in 529 plans that are withdrawn but not used to pay for tuition and other college expenses get hit with income tax and a 10% federal tax penalty.

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