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A College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan helps to lock in the cost of college by allowing Illinois families to prepay for future tuition at today’s plan rates. Purchase a plan today and secure your child or grandchild’s tomorrow.

Pick Your Plan

Find the plan that’s right for you in 3 easy steps. Just pick your plan, choose a payment option and you’ll be well on your way to securing your child’s educational future.

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Choose Your Payment Option

Start by using a range of helpful tools to find a plan and payment option that makes sense for your family. Explore the following tools:

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College Illinois! is committed to making college happen for Illinois families in the simplest way possible. Here are a few documents to get you started:

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Find the right 529 plan for you

Use the College Illinois! Plan Finder to determine the prepaid tuition plan option that’s best for you. Estimate tuition costs and savings so you can feel confident in your purchase.

Check the appropriate boxes to compare plans and find your best option.



*Combination 4+4 Plan - includes 4 Community College semesters and 4 University semesters. 4+4 Plus Plan - includes 4 Community College semesters and 4 University+ semesters. See presentation in Disclosure Statement and Master Agreement - page 33.



Read more about what College Illinois! has meant to students and families throughout Illinois. Enroll in your College Illinois! Plan today and join the families of over 30,000 students who have already attended college using College Illinois! Plan benefits.

  • 529 plan testimonial imageWe bought our first plan for our youngest son when he was in grade school. That has proven to be the best investment we have ever made including our 529 plans and any IRA's. We were even able to use part of it for his doctorate degree. Our experience was so positive that we have bought a plan for one of our grandchildren. Thanks College Illinois!

    Darrell Runyon

  • 529 plan testimonialWe invested in College Illinois! when our daughter was in grade school. It's the best decision we made. Tuition at SIU was paid for effortlessly… never had a problem. We would recommend it to any young parent out there. Start early… things change as the years go by! 529 plan testimonial image

    Marianne Borvan

  • 529 plan testimonialWe opened a College Illinois! account for our daughter Nora back in 1999. She just graduated from Eastern Illinois University with no debt, tuition and fees all paid. It was the best decision we ever made! 529 plan testimonial image

    Grace Gaughan