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See the latest College Illinois! news, thought pieces, press releases and media mentions in the articles below.

  • Gift Giving

    Give the Gift of Education with a College Illinois!® 529 PREPAID TUITION PLAN

    December 22, 2015

    Purchase before December 31st for more savings.





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    529 News

    COLLEGE ILLINOIS! 529 PREPAID TUITION PROGRAM FALL 2015 NEWSLETTER

    Fall 2015

    In this year's CI! 529 prepaid tuition program newsletter, you'll find news and updates as well as stories from other plan holders just like you. Discover helpful tips for using your plan and check out the full calendar of events for this year.

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    529 News

    COLLEGE ILLINOIS!® 529 PREPAID TUITION PROGRAM OPENS FOR ENROLLMENT NOVEMBER 2ND

    November 2, 2015

    College Illinois!®, a 529 prepaid tuition program that allows participants to lock in the future cost of college, today announced the opening of its 2015-2016 enrollment period, running from November 2, 2015 through May 31, 2016.

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  • 529 Day

    Celebrate National 529 Day with a College Illinois! ® Savings Plan

    May 28, 2015

    Tomorrow is National 529 Day, (literally, 5/29!), a day focused on raising awareness of how college savings and prepaid plans can help make college more affordable for families across the
    country.


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    Chicago Parent

    Get smart about planning for the cost of college

    May 26, 2015

    College admission notifications are starting to arrive. With every thrilling acceptance letter comes something far less welcome: the daunting reality of what it costs.




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    529 Extension Date

    College Illinois! Extends Enrollment Through June 1st

    April 30, 2015

    Illinois families can still take advantage of 2014-15 reduced contract pricing.







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  • News and Events Newsletter

    College Illinois! Newsletter Spring 2015

    March 19, 2015

    College Illinois! is excited to bring you our latest newsletter to highlight important news, updates, tips and real stories from current contract holders.





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    Draw your dreams

    College Illinois!® 529 Prepaid Tuition Program Announces Draw Your Dreams Coloring Contest for Kids

    March 17, 2015

    College Illinois!®, the state’s only 529 prepaid tuition program, has announced its first "Draw your Dreams" coloring contest, offering future college students an opportunity to win one of three $529 gift cards.

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    Sheri Jeisel Article

    College Illinois Announces a Cost Reduction in Their Prepaid Plans

    March 16, 2015

    The state’s 529 prepaid tuition plan, College Illinois, offers families a flexible and affordable option to prepay college tuition, locking in tuition rates at today’s current prices…


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  • Take a deep breath: Knowledge is power planning for future college tuition

    February 19, 2015

    The total cost of a four-year degree at most public universities is projected to be more than $200,000 in 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report. The key is to start saving earlier than later and 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan is a strategy to explore.

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    Obama Realizes Formula For College

    President Realizes Formula for College Success Includes Savings Incentives

    January 29, 2015

    The President announced he is removing his proposal and families will continue to have their 529 savings and withdrawals remain tax-free, further reinforcing the importance of saving.


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    529 Plan Tax Benefits

    Tax benefits can come in handy this holiday season!

    December 15, 2014

    As we approach the holidays, probably the last thing anyone wants to think about is taxes.





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  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

    December 1, 2014

    My family and I have created special holiday traditions and memories that will last a lifetime.





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    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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    Press Release: College Illinois!® 529 Prepaid Tuition Program announces new, reduced pricing to help make college more affordable for Illinois families

    November 17, 2014

    College Illinois! announced that it will be opening enrollment on November 18th with new and reduced pricing for all program options.

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    The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

    November 17, 2014

    For those who question the value of college in an era of student debt and high unemployment, the experiences of today's young adults provide a compelling answer.



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    Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Way to Save for My Kid’s College?

    November 17, 2014

    With the cost of college rising, what are the best ways to fund a college education?





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