College Savings Program


The Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) 529 College Savings Program offers Washington residents a secure way to plan and save for higher education. As a prepaid 529 program, GET guarantees that accounts will keep pace with in-state tuition increases. 100 GET units will always equal one year of tuition and state mandates fees at Washington’s highest price public university. Accounts grow tax-deferred and remain tax-free when used for qualified education expenses – tuition, fees, room & board, books, supplies and more. GET units can even be used for trade school, apprenticeships, or to in some cases to pay down existing student loans. The GET open enrollment period is November – May each year. Learn More  


The DreamAhead 529 College Investment Plan is open to anyone in the United States and offers investment-based college savings options. DreamAhead investors can customize their saving portfolios based on their risk tolerance and student age. Like GET, growth on DreamAhead investments are not federally taxed when used to pay qualified education expenses. Learn More    

Passport to Careers

This program offers two pathways for foster youth and unaccompanied homeless youth seeking a postsecondary degree or career training. The Passport to College program helps students successfully attend a postsecondary institution by providing a college scholarship and comprehensive support. The Passport to Apprenticeship Opportunities program helps students with career-related training under state approved apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship programs. Support services and financial aid are provided through ANEW. Learn More