Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program reopened to new enrollments on November 1, 2017 after a two year freeze in response to the College Affordability Act, which lowered tuition at Washington's public higher education institutions. The State of Washington guarantees that the value of an account will keep pace with the cost of college tuition, no matter how much it changes in the future.
- Program typePrepaid unit / Guaranteed savings
- Enrollment periodNovember 1 through May 31. Accounts opened by May 31 can continue contributing at this year's unit price until June 25.
- State agencyWashington State Student Achievement Council, with the State Treasurer as a member of the GET committee that oversees the program.
- Tax deduction
- Program ManagerWashington State Higher Education Coordinating Board
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.