The Guaranteed Education Tuition Program (GET) is Washington’s 529 prepaid college tuition plan that helps families save for future higher education expenses. The State of Washington guarantees that the value of your account will keep pace with the cost of college tuition, no matter how much it changes in the future. GET opened in 1998, and since then, nearly 66,000 students have used over $1.4 billion in GET benefits to help pay for qualified higher education expenses at colleges, universities, and technical schools nationwide and around the world.
- Program typePrepaid unit / Guaranteed savings
- Enrollment periodNov 1 - May 31 Annually. Units can be purchased at the annual unit price through June 25 each year.
- State agencyCommittee on Advanced Tuition Payment and College Savings (WA529 Committee)
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerWashington Student Achievement Council
Investors in Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) can select from the following investment options. Click on a portfolio name for more information.
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.