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State Treasurer Lynn Fitch and Mississippi Children’s Museum Partner to Celebrate 529 Day

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch and Mississippi Children’s Museum Partner to Celebrate 529 Day.  A day to celebrate the importance of saving for college.

For the 5th year in a row, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch and the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will partner to promote strategic ways children and families can save for college.  On September 9, 2017, staff from both the Treasurer’s office and MCM will be stationed at the Museum, helping children build their own coin banks and providing information to parents on ways to sign up for a 529 college savings plan. In honor of this effort, admission to the Museum on this day will be discounted for all guests to $5.29.

September is National College Savings Month. College Savings Mississippi, a division of the Office of the State Treasurer, will teach families the importance of saving for college early and provide parents with information about Mississippi’s two 529 college savings plans, Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) and Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS).  In addition, two lucky families will win $529 MACS scholarships.  MPACT is a prepaid tuition plan that allows families to protect against the future rise in college tuition. MACS is a state-sponsored savings program that helps Mississippi families save for future college expenses in addition to tuition, such as books, supplies, laptops, and certain room and board expenses. Both plans may provide State and federal tax advantages.

For more information about these plans, visit www.treasurerlynnfitch.com/ms529.

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