Can I convert my 529 college savings plan to a Coverdell ESA, or am I stuck with my 529 plan?

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    Coverdells are fading out. You might know this, but just in case somebody else reads this question.
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    Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 21:26

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You can roll a Coverdell ESA into a 529, but you cannot go the other way around.

529's have contribution limits an order of magnitude higher than that of a Coverdell ESA. If you could roll a 529 into a Coverdell, it would defeat the purpose of the limit on the ESA.

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