Enrollment period for state’s GET program begins Friday

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OLYMPIA — Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program opens enrollment Friday.

The GET program allows families or individuals to purchase blocks of tuition at today’s cost to be used in the future — an insurance against inflation or rising tuition — and can be used tax-free.

The current cost of one GET unit is $172. One hundred GET units is equivalent to a year’s in-state tuition and fees at the most expensive Washington public university (currently the University of Washington, which cost $12,397 for in-state students this year).

GET units can be used at public or private university or technical schools nationwide.

The GET enrollment year runs through May 31.

For more information about the program visit www.get.wa.gov or call 800-955-2318.

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