Knox County encourages employees and their families to review the TNStars College Savings 529 Program options for saving money for eligible college expenses. TNStars College Savings 529 Program is an excellent financial tool to assist Tennessee families in saving for their child’s college tuition and expenses. TNStars is a simple and cost-effective means of accruing savings while offering families tax benefits and other perks. Plus, there are no startup fees or additional maintenance fees. A low annual asset-based management fee of 35 basis points for each TNStars Program Investment option means more money for savings and less toward administrative fees.