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Tuition Plan Consortium, LLC (TPC) is a not-for-profit organization. TPC was formed in 1998 to establish a prepaid tuition 529 option designed specifically by and for private colleges and universities. Today, more than 270 private colleges across the country participate in Private College 529 Plan (the Plan).

The Plan operates under the direction of the TPC Board which is comprised of Directors elected by member colleges and universities. All costs of administering the program and operating TPC are paid by the member institutions through an annual management fee. Since account owners do not pay fees, 100% of your contributions to the Plan go towards purchasing tuition.

In 2010, TPC entered into an agreement with OFI Private Investments Inc., a subsidiary of OppenheimerFunds, Inc., to provide administrative, service and marketing support to the program.

OFI Trust Company is the trustee for the program trust, within which the Private College 529 Plan is required to hold all program assets.


Q: How does Private College 529 Plan compare to other college savings plans?

A: Private College 529 Plan is the only savings vehicle specifically tailored to help make private college affordable for American families. Compare the Plan to other college savings options.

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Private College 529 Plan is established and maintained by Tuition Plan Consortium, LLC. OFI Private Investments Inc., a subsidiary of OppenheimerFunds, Inc., is the program manager. Participation in the Plan does not guarantee admission to any college or university, nor does it affect the admissions process. Tuition certificates are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, TPC, any governmental agency or OFI Private Investments Inc. or its affiliates. Purchasers should carefully consider the risks associated with purchases and refunds of tuition certificates. The Disclosure Statement, including the Enrollment Agreement, contains this and other information about the Plan, and may be obtained by visiting or calling 1.888.718.7878. Purchasers should read these documents carefully before purchasing a tuition certificate.
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