• GET helps families save

    The GET Program is Washington's 529 prepaid college tuition plan. It was established in 1998 to help families save for their child's future higher education.  Since that time, over 144,000 GET accounts have been opened and over 28,000 students have already used their accounts to attend colleges, universities, and technical schools nationwide.  Here's why:

    State guarantee

    The State of Washington guarantees that the value of your account will increase right along with the rising cost of college tuition, no matter how much it increases in the future.  You don’t have to worry about the ups and downs of the stock market.  You are assured that the money you invest in GET will be there when your child is ready for college.

    Choice of colleges nationwide

    You can use your GET account at nearly any public or private college, university or technical school in the country and even at some schools around the world.  The value of your account is determined by the cost of resident, undergraduate tuition at Washington’s most expensive public university (UW or WSU) but you can use your account to pay college expenses practically anywhere.  Your GET units have the same monetary value whether your child attends University of Washington, a local community college or a private university in another state.

    To find out more information about the GET program, go to http://www.get.wa.gov