Parents wanting to learn more about Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program can attend a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St.
The event is designed to help local parents and grandparents understand how GET works, how its value is guaranteed, and how it can help families of young children afford college in future years.
GET is a 529 prepaid tuition plan, where college savings are guaranteed by state law to keep pace with rising tuition no matter how much it increases in the future. GET offers flexible savings options, as well as tax-free growth and withdrawals. GET units can be used at nearly any college, university or vocational school in the country.
The deadline for opening a GET account at this year’s unit price is March 31. To RSVP or for further information, e-mail GETOutreach@hecb.wa.gov or call 800-955-2318.