General Information

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South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program

The South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program has been closed to new enrollments until further action by the South Carolina General Assembly. The program offered two-year or four-year tuition packages to South Carolina families. South Carolina residents have alternatives with the Future Scholar 529 direct-sold and advisor-sold plans.

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Fee Scorex

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Performancex

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  • Program typePrepaid contract
  • Enrollment periodThe most recent enrollment period ran from March 1 through May 31, 2006. It has been closed to new enrollment and will not reopen until the S.C. General Assembly authorizes the program to accept new participants.
  • Inception1998
  • State agency
    Office of the State Treasurer
  • Tax deduction
  • Program Manager
    State Treasurer

Ratings & Rankings

Our overall rating for SC residents

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

Our overall rating for non-residents

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

Savingforcollege.com'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.

Eligibility

State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:

Contributions

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?

Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:

Taxes and other Benefits

  • Tax deduction for single filersNo limit
  • Tax deduction for joint filersNo limit

Example

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?

Does the program have a formal agreement with a rewards program or outside scholarship 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:

Contact

Website:

Telephone: