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Plan Benefits for beneficiary attending private or out-of-state institution:
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Program
Weighted average tuition and mandatory fees charged the prior fall by public four-year institutions in Alabama not to exceed actual tuition and mandatory fees.
Florida Prepaid College Plan
Benefits are paid out at the current rates paid to public universities in Florida; an out-of-state institution must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited; an in-state private college must be chartered in Florida, not-for-profit and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program
Equal to the average mean-weighted credit hour value of public in-state costs at the time prepaid tuition benefits are used.
Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT)
Beneficiary receives contract payout value, regardless of institution type.
Maryland 529 -- Prepaid College Trust
The plan will pay the actual tuition up to either the weighted average tuition in the Prepaid College Trust plan purchased or the minimum benefit, whichever is greater. If the beneficiary receives a scholarship, grant, or tuition remission, the plan will pay any remaining tuition up to the scheduled benefit.
Participating private institutions in MA are covered by the U.Plan. Use at non-participating and out-of-state institutions provides a return of principal plus interest compounded annually equal to the Consumer Price Index.
Michigan Education Trust
Weighted average public tuition if used at in-state private colleges and the average public tuition if used out-of-state.
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program
Weighted average tuition and mandatory fees at Mississippi public institutions, not to exceed actual tuition and mandatory fees.
Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program
Weighted average tuition at in-state Nevada public institutions, limited to actual tuition incurred, less $25 one-time, out-of-state school processing fee.
Private College 529 Plan
Refunds for any reason (including attendance at a non-participating institution) provides a return of contributions adjusted by program fund investment performance not to exceed plus-or-minus 2% annualized.
South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program
South Carolina
Lesser of the weighted average tuition rate in effect for South Carolina public universities at that time or the actual tuition billed by the institution.
Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Average public tuition and fees (for public school contracts) or estimated average tuition and fees (for private school contracts). A $25 out-of-state fee is deducted from distributions to educational institutions outside the state of Texas. A refund may be requested under the private college contract if actual private college tuition is less than the Texas private college tuition rate.
Private Institutions: The contract will pay the lesser of 1) payments made on the contract plus the actual rate of return earned on the invested funds, compounded annually or 2) the highest in-state undergraduate tuition at a Virginia public institutions in the same semester the benefits are used.

Out-of-State Instituions: The contract will pay the lesser of 1) payments made on the contract plus interest at a reasonable rate of return based on institutional money market rates, or 2) the average in-state undergraduate tuition at Virginia public institutions for the same academic semester the benefits are used.
SMART529 Prepaid Tuition Plan
West Virginia
Contract benefit value is based on the current tuition value which is the weighted average tuition and mandatory fees at WV public institutions

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