College Savings Mississippi is joining 26 other states in a partnership with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to promote 529 plans to help families save for higher education costs. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is the popular children’s program based on a character from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and is one of the most co-viewed by children and their parents.
The cost of higher education keeps increasing, outpacing wages and inflation. But, a degree or other advanced training is an important part of upward mobility. Students in Mississippi are graduating with an average of $30,000 in debt, trying to keep pace. MACS and MPACT, Mississippi’s two college savings programs, can help stretch already tight family budgets.
And, now, thanks to a federal tax law change last year, MACS can even help you pay for your private or religious K12 tuition. Nearly 70% of people nationwide don’t even know about 529 plans or all the benefits they offer to families that need help investing in their children’s future. This new partnership with Daniel Tiger will help us to reach even more Mississippians with this important message.