529 PLANS

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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?
Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Plan
Florida
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, 2021 through April 30, 2021.
Yes No Enroll Now
College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program
Illinois
College Illinois! has a defined enrollment period. Program enrollment for 2020-21 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
Maryland 529 -- Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust
Maryland
December 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Year round for newborns and current Maryland 529 account holders. No Yes, the legislature is required to consider, but not necessarily approve, an appropriation to cover any shortfall, repayable within two years. Plan Details
U.Plan
Massachusetts
Typically May and June each year. Yes No Plan Details
Michigan Education Trust
Michigan
The Enrollment Period to purchase MET contracts is December 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021. No No Plan Details
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program
Mississippi
September 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. Enrollment for newborns is open throughout the year. Yes No Plan Details
Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program
Nevada
November 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. Newborns may be enrolled through June 30, 2021. No No Plan Details
Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage
Ohio
  No   Enroll Now
Private College 529 Plan
Other
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 qualified trust fund with investments managed by Alta Trust Company. Yes, Tuition Certificates are guaranteed by all member institutions for tuition and mandatory fees, as described above. Enroll Now
Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan
Pennsylvania
Open year-round. Price change each year on September 1. No No Enroll Now
Texas Tuition Promise Fund
Texas
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. Enroll Now
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
Washington
November 1 through May 31. Accounts opened by May 31 can continue contributing at this year's unit price until June 25. Yes No Enroll Now
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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