open an account


Everything you need to know to open your NextGen College Investing Plan® account can be found on this page. Several resources are available to help make the enrollment process easier  and to answer any questions you may have.





Enroll NOW online!

You will be leaving 500ForBaby web site and going to the online application for NextGen at Merrill Edge.* Merrill Edge provides help via phone and online chat.

Request a paper enrollment kit

You will receive a paper enrollment kit by mail.

Download a PDF enrollment kit

Read the kit and print the application, complete, sign and mail to: Merrill Edge, New Accounts, MSC NJ2-140-02-15 P.O. Box 1501, Pennington, NJ 08534


If you have any questions or want help completing the paper application, contact Merrill Edge at (877) 4-NEXTGEN or contact FAME at




client select


If you prefer to work with a financial advisor, you may open a NextGen Client Select Series account through a Merrill Lynch financial advisor or a Maine Distribution Agent.




TIP: To complete enrollment faster gather Social Security (or Taxpayer Identification) Numbers for you and your child.