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"My story begins when I became a divorced mother of a 3-year-old. I did not know how I would be able to send my child to college. Without College Illinois! I would have had many sleepless nights worrying about my daughter's future. Because of College Illinois! she is now a licensed professional with her master's degree!"

- Sharon Ausec

"My husband and I purchased three college funds for our three children 11 to 14 years ago. Times were very good then, but the recession hit everyone. Had we not purchased the accounts then, I'm not sure our children would have been able to attend college debt-free."

- Angela Kamely

Homer Glen, Illinois

"We 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!"

- Grace G.

Chicago, Illinois

"We purchased two full four-year contracts for our sons about 12 years ago. Our oldest graduated and our youngest will graduate in May. Even though they decided to go to a private school and an out-of-state university this was still one of the best decisions that we have made. The weighted average payments of the in-state tuition rate rose each year and were handled seamlessly by being sent directly to the school. I would highly recommend using College Illinois!"

- Tom Della Penna

Roselle, Illinois

"We are so happy that we paid into College Illinois! When the economy took a dive, other plans failed as I heard from friends who did not choose College Illinois! We were set and had no problems with getting our money from them to pay tuition. I highly recommend them!!"

- Laurie Sullivan

Lemont, Illinois