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Plan Enrollment period: Are program benefits backed by the full faith and credit of the state? Are program benefits collateralized or guaranteed in any other way?
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Program
Normal enrollment period is September through December. Closed to new enrollments as of 2009. No No Plan Details
Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Plan
Enroll any time. The plan announces new pricing at the start of the annual Open Enrollment period. If you enroll outside of the Open Enrollment period, you will receive the pricing information for your plan when the next Open Enrollment period begins.

Open Enrollment: February 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020.
Yes No Plan Details
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program
College Illinois! has a defined enrollment period. Program enrollment for 2019-20 is currently on hold pending continuing discussions with policymakers to help define proposals that will strengthen College Illinois! and efforts to move those proposals forward in the legislative process. No College Illinois! funds are backed by the moral obligation of the state, which requires the Governor to request state funding from the General Assembly in any year the program lacks sufficient funds to pay its contractual obligations. Plan Details
Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT)
Most recent enrollment ended December 13, 2004. The program is currently closed to new enrollment. No Yes, 75% of the state abandoned property fund is available to cover any unfunded liability. Plan Details
Maryland 529 -- Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust
December 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Year round for newborns. No Yes, the legislature is required to consider, but not necessarily approve, an appropriation to cover any shortfall, repayable within two years. Plan Details
Typically May and June each year. Yes No Plan Details
Michigan Education Trust
The Enrollment Period to purchase MET contracts is December 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020. No No Plan Details
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program
September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Enrollment for newborns is open throughout the year. Yes No Plan Details
Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program
November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Newborns may be enrolled through June 30, 2020. No No Plan Details
CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed 529 Savings Plan
Closed to new enrollment until further action is taken by OTTA.   No Plan Details
Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage
  No   Plan Details
Private College 529 Plan
Open year-round N/A, not a state-sponsored program; however, each participating institution makes a binding commitment to accept Tuition Certificates in payment of tuition and mandatory fees. Payments received by the program are pooled in a trust fund with investments managed by Invesco Advisers, Inc. No Enroll Now
Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
Open year-round. Price change each year on September 1. No No Plan Details
South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program
South Carolina
The 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. No Yes, the state legislature is required to consider, but not necessarily approve, an appropriation to return all payments plus 4% interest in the event the program is canceled. Plan Details
Tennessee's BEST Prepaid College Tuition Plan
Closed to new enrollment as of November 22, 2010. No No Plan Details
Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Closed to new enrollment. Yes, in the event the program does not have sufficient funds to pay college tuition, the first available revenues of the state will be transferred into the the program. No Plan Details
Texas Tuition Promise Fund
September 1 thru February 28 (July 31 for newborns.) First payment is due on the following May 1. No Under Texas law the public colleges in Texas must accept less than full tuition and fees if the fund's investment return fails to keep pace with tuition and fee increases. Plan Details
Virginia529 closed Prepaid529 to new enrollments as of April 30, 2019. No Yes, state legislation currently provides a financial guarantee in each year's state budget to cover Prepaid529's contractual obligations in the event of a funding shortfall. This provision can only be changed by the Virginia General Assembly, subject to the Governor's veto, and the General Assembly's ability to override a veto. Plan Details
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
November 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Accounts opened by May 31 can continue contributing at this year's unit price until June 25, 2020. Yes No Plan Details
SMART529 Prepaid Tuition Plan
West Virginia
Closed to new enrollment. No Yes, a prepaid tuition escrow account exists to guarantee payment of prepaid tuition contracts; up to $1,000,000 annually is transferred to the escrow account from the state's unclaimed property fund if an unfunded liability exists in the program's trust fund. Plan Details

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