Vanguard wrote:Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Please note that your
suggestion has been passed on to our Management Team.
As part of legislation passed in January 2013, Congress has extended the
rules governing Coverdell education savings accounts (ESAs)
permanently--including the annual $2,000 contribution limit and tax-free
withdrawals for qualified K-12 expenses.
Effective January 1, 2011, Vanguard no longer offers ESAs as part of our
lineup of education savings options. We continue to maintain and allow
contributions to existing ESAs; however, no new accounts can be opened
(whether funded through contributions or transfers from other providers).
We have however passed your feedback on to management for future
For a complete update on ESAs, go to:
https://personal.vanguard.com/us/insigh ... esa-102012
If you have additional questions, please call our Education Savings Group
at 866-734-4524. You can reach us on business days from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Vanguard Education Savings Group
(c) 2013 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
I wonder if Vanguard would offer the Coverdell ESA sooner if posters with accounts at Vanguard make the same request I made to Vanguard. Hopefully, it will be "back by popular demand".