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    30 years of helping parents pay for their children’s college tuition.

How We MET

For 30 years, Michigan Education Trust(MET) has helped families plan ahead and save for their children’s higher education with a 529 prepaid college tuition plan. One reason why so many people love MET is its flexibility – the "How We MET" story is different for everyone. Some people make small payments – some large. Some people use their tax refund to start an account. A lot of people use MET's "Pay-As-You-Go" option that takes only one credit hour to start - $110. For them, contributions can be as low as $25, and they can make them whenever they want. Either way, it's the best way to save for a child's college tuition. How you MET is up to you.

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  • Convenient payment plan
  • Payments are tax deductible
  • Earnings are exempt from state or federal income tax if used toward qualified higher education expenses
  • Students have 15 years to use benefits
  • Contracts may be transferred within the immediate family
  • Benefits toward qualified college expenses
  • Payments are portable, can be used out of state



  • Flexible "Pay-As-You-Go" anytime contributions as low as $25
  • Buy "credit hours" instead of "semesters"
  • Friends and family can make contributions

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