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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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  • 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
    Tax deduction for single filers No limit
    Tax deduction for joint filers No limit

Investors in South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.

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Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%

Age Based Investment Options

Sometimes referred to as the enrollment-based option, this is an investment approach where your asset allocation is programmed to change over time. Accounts for young beneficiaries are invested aggressively and accounts for beneficiaries with college right around the corner are invested much more conservatively. In some 529 plans, the age-based option operates by automatically transferring your investment from one static portfolio to another at certain points in time. Others utilize lifecycle funds or employ lifecycle-type tactics within the portfolio containing your investment so that it is not necessary to transfer your investment between portfolios.

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Sorry. No investment options found with an expense ratio lower than 2.5%

Static Investment Options

This refers to an investment option that is not programmed to change over time. The individual fund portfolio and multi-fund portfolio described below are static options. So are many portfolios that do not use mutual funds, such as stable-value options, guaranteed options, CD options, etc.

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Sorry. No investment options found with an expense ratio lower than 2.5%

Individual Investment Options

Sometimes called a single-fund option, this is a portfolio invested in a single mutual fund. Often the name of the 529 portfolio is very similar to the name of the underlying mutual fund. A large number of broker-sold 529s offer an extensive line-up of individual fund options, while a smaller number of direct-sold 529s offer them.

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Sorry. No investment options found with an expense ratio lower than 2.5%

Use the form below to filter through the investment options in this plan

Child age


Max Expense Ratio:2.5%