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Gov. Bryant Proclaims September 2019 College Savings Month College Savings Mississippi and the Mississippi Children’s Museum Celebrate with $5.29 Access to the Museum on Saturday, September 7

Jackson, MS.  Governor Phil Bryant has signed a proclamation declaring September 2019 College Savings Month in Mississippi.  States across the country use September to promote the importance of saving for a college education.

“With tuition continuing to climb year after year,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch, “dreams of higher education too often feel out of reach.  But, with Mississippi’s two 529 college savings plans, those dreams are very attainable.”

Treasurer Fitch’s office administers both of Mississippi’s 529 college savings plans:  MPACT, the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program, which helps you guard against the rising cost of tuition by essentially freezing it in time, and MACS, the Mississippi Affordable College Savings program, which helps you stretch your savings dollars to pay not just for tuition and mandatory fees, but some room and board expenses, books, and even laptops. 

Since, January 1, 2018, MACS can also be used to help pay tuition at private and religious K12 schools, helping families save from the very beginning of their children’s educational careers.  Both MACS and MPACT come with State and federal tax advantages that help stretch your savings dollars.

$5.29 College Savings Day
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Mississippi Children’s Museum, Jackson
10 am to 2 pm Special financial literacy activities
11 am and 1 pm Drawings for $529 MACS scholarships
ALL DAY $5.29 admission to the Museum

MPACT enrollment season has just opened for a new year on September 1st, though newborns can apply throughout the year.  You can open a MACS account at any time throughout the year, as well.  Learn more about both MACS and MPACT, open an account, and start saving for your child’s future at www.TreasurerLynnFitch.com.

A copy of the Governor’s proclamation is attached​​.

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