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College Illinois! Program Update/Updates Related to Coronavirus Outbreak


The College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program reduces the risk of tuition inflation by allowing you to prepay college tuition and mandatory fees at today’s plan rate.

With College Illinois!, parents and grandparents can take advantage of great tax benefits, flexible plan options, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing no matter how high tuition climbs by the time your child is ready for college, it will already be covered for the schools in his or her plan. Plus, the value of plan benefits can be applied to tuition and fees at qualified colleges across the country.


Find out why it’s more important than ever to start planning for future college costs now.


With College Illinois!, you can rest assured that your plan funds are:

  • Professionally managed by an experienced team and established third-party money managers
  • Held in the Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund in the custody of Northern Trust Company
  • Separate from all public moneys or funds of this State



Find out what College Illinois! has meant to the families of students who have already attended college using College Illinois! Plan benefits.

  • 529 plan testimonial imageWe purchased College Illinois! for both of our children when they were very young…We can honestly say that both kids will have college degrees and are absolutely debt-free! I highly recommend College Illinois! for families that have the desire to see their little ones pursue college degrees.

    Jerry P.
    Decatur, IL

  • 529 plan testimonialI enrolled in College Illinois! before my son was 6. Now that he is in college, I find that this was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. 529 plan testimonial image

    Michael J
    Chicago, IL

  • 529 plan testimonialCollege Illinois! has proven to be one of the best purchases we have ever made. We were even able to use part of it for our son’s doctorate degree. Our experience was so positive that we have bought a plan for one of our grandchildren. 529 plan testimonial image

    Darrell R.
    Jacksonville, IL

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