Private College 529 Plan offers something that no other 529 plan can; a guaranteed way to purchase tuition at today's rates at participating private colleges and universities across the country. You get tomorrow's tuition at today's prices, for up to 30 years after it was purchased–guaranteed.
Pay less by paying today
You may have the resources to pay the market rate for college tuition at a later date, but why spend more than you have to? The Plan delivers significant savings on the cost of a private college education because you pay today's tuition rate—rather than tomorrow's. Since the plan does not charge enrollment or annual fees, 100% of your contributions go toward the purchase of tuition certificates.
Access a large—and growing—network of schools
The Plan currently has more than 270 participating colleges and universities. Your child can apply and, if accepted, enroll at any participating school.1 You do not have to commit to a school when you enroll in the Plan or at any point until you actually redeem your tuition certificates.2
Benefit from 529 plan tax advantages
You also receive the same potential tax advantages that come with other 529 plans, including federal income, gift, estate and even state tax benefits, in states that offer tax parity with the state's own plan.3
Gain peace of mind
The Plan is structured as a pre-purchase of tuition and not as an investment, leaving no question about what your money will be worth in the future if used for tuition at a participating school. This eliminates the need to select investment options, follow the financial markets, or worry that a future market downturn has the power to reduce your ability to pay for college tuition.
Sponsored by colleges
Private College 529 Plan is offered by Tuition Plan Consortium, LLC (TPC), a national group of private colleges and universities. The member schools guarantee your tuition benefit. The sole purpose of the Plan is to offer a prepaid 529 option designed to keep tuition at private colleges and universities within reach for American families.
Q: Who are the participating colleges?
A: Private College 529 Plan includes more than 270 private colleges and universities to fit the talents and interests of any student. Participating schools span the country and include science & engineering schools, traditional liberal arts colleges, historically black colleges, religiously affiliated colleges, research universities and women's colleges-with more schools joining all the time.