Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program

Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program offers a variety of tuition packages to Mississippi families. It was closed to new enrollment in 2012, pending results of an acutarial audit and reopened to new enrollees on October 1, 2014. Contracts purchased prior to October 1, 2014 are referred to as "Legacy Contracts"; contracts purchased on or after October 1, 2014 are referred to as "Horizon Contracts".

Prepaid Planx
  • Program type
    Prepaid contract
  • Enrollment period
    September 1 through May 31. Enrollment for newborns is open throughout the year.
  • Inception
  • State agency
    Mississippi Treasury Department
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    Mississippi Treasury Department

Ratings & Rankings

Our overall rating for MS residents

Prepaid Planx

This is an excellent program with many benefits for the participant and positive investment attributes. If it has any significant weaknesses then it also has some particularly good things to recommend it.

Our overall rating for non-residents

Prepaid Planx

This program is not open to you either because it has residency requirements or because it has stopped accepting new enrollments.

SAVING FOR COLLEGE’S 5-Cap Ratings provides an evaluation and comparison of 529 plans, utilizing a formula that examines dozens of factors grouped into the following categories.


State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:


Minimum contributions:

Contractual Features

Contract prices:

Available tuition packages:

Benefits for beneficiary attending private or out-of-state institution:

Contract payment options:

Are program benefits backed by the full faith and credit of the state?

Are program benefits collateralized or guaranteed in any other way?

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Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:

Taxes and other Benefits

  • Tax deduction for single filers
  • Tax deduction for joint filers


Married filing jointly residents contributing $100/month can expect an additional $0 a year in tax savings.

Program match on contributions:

State tax deduction or credit for contributions:

State tax recapture provisions:

State tax treatment of qualified distributions:

State tax treatment of rollovers:

Does the sponsoring state exclude the value of an account for state financial aid purposes?

Does participation in the program provide beneficiaries with any advantages in qualifying for resident tuition status at state institutions?

Is there a rewards program or outside scholarship program that works with this program?

Upromise Helps Families Save for College

Statutory protection of an account from creditors:

Distributions & Terminations

To whom are distributions made payable:

Account Changes

Policy regarding participant/owner changes:







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