Deadline for GET college tuition savings plan is May 31

Tacoma News TribuneMay 25, 2014 

Parents who want to save for college have until midnight on May 31 to open a Washington Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) account before the state program closes for this enrollment year. 

Program enrollment will reopen November 1 with a new unit price.  GET is Washington’s 529 college savings plan that is guaranteed by state law to keep pace with rising tuition, while also offering tax-free growth and withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses.

Money in a GET account can be used to pay for tuition, room and board, or other qualified expenses at nearly any public or private college, university, or technical school in the country.

Accounts are fully transferrable to other family members, and flexible plans allow for regular monthly contributions or occasional deposits. Most enrollments in Washington’s GET Program are completed online at

Paper enrollments are accepted and must be postmarked no later than midnight on May 31. This deadline applies to all new enrollments as well as all new custom monthly plans for existing accounts.


GET's web site offers details about the program. Get in touch with the GET Contact Center at 800-955-2318 or

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