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About College Illinois!



Your partner in planning for the future

College Illinois! was established to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois students and families. College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program plans are sponsored by the State of Illinois to help families fund future college costs and offer tax benefits granted by Section 529 of the IRS code. The Program is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, with the Program’s Trust Fund managed by a team of investment experts, offering smart prepaid tuition plans to fund college costs.

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The Different Kinds of 529 Plans

Prepaid Tuition Plans Vs. College Savings Plans

There are 2 types of 529 plans—prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans. Both offer some of the same benefits, however they function differently. A prepaid tuition plan allows you to purchase semesters of college early to help protect against future tuition inflation. College savings plans are a financial investment that can fluctuate based on market conditions. Learn more about the differences here:

*Current Illinois law prohibits the use of program funds for any purpose other than to provide program benefits.

Where Is College Illinois! This Month

See where the College Illinois! Team is hosting upcoming information sessions and other events through the calendar below. You can also share an event invite with a friend or family member.

Open Enrollment for College Illinois!® “529” Prepaid Tuition Program Kicks-Off Tuesday, November 18th

November 17, 2014

Reduced pricing in 2014-2015 provides added incentive for parents and families, officials say.

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College Illinois! 529 Financials

The College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program has helped many Illinois students and families realize their dreams of going to college. Here you can see more of our financial history and learn more about how the College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program has performed over the years.