Perhaps our most innovative plan that has been around since day one, the 2 + 2 Florida Plan allows your child to receive a degree from one of the Florida’s 12 State Universities for less than a typical four-year university degree. How? By starting your child off at one of the state’s 28 Florida Colleges (formerly Community Colleges), you’ll save money on lower-level courses before transferring to a State University to finish off their degree. Even better, students with this plan are guaranteed admission to a State University once they’ve earned their associate’s degree at a Florida College. With admission becoming ever more competitive, that can be a huge benefit.
The 2 + 2 Florida Plan covers Tuition, as well as the mandatory Tuition Differential Fee and Local Fees, for 60 lower division credit hours at one of 28 Florida Colleges and 60 credit hours at one of Florida’s 12 State Universities. Without the high cost for all four years, your child will still walk across the same stage with the same degree in the same amount of time as if they went straight to a State University, and will do so knowing both of you have saved money.
Unfortunately, Open Enrollment has ended for this year. However, it’s never too early to start planning to save. You can enroll in a Florida 529 Savings Plan right now, or simply wait until Open Enrollment begins again next fall. When it does open again, here’s what you’ll need to enroll:
The 2 + 2 Florida Plan is designed to be used at a Florida College first and then at a State University, but the amount covered by this plan can also be applied to other schools nationwide. Also, other important flexibility considerations include:
The 2 + 2 Florida Plan is designed to be used for 60 lower division credit hours at a Florida College and for 60 credit hours at a State University. But, the amount covered by the plan can also be applied to other schools nationwide.
Yes. The optional Dormitory Plan is sold in 1-year increments, and can be purchased for up to two years with a 2 + 2 Florida Plan.
Remaining credit hours in the 2 + 2 Florida Plan can be used for graduate courses, transferred to an eligible family member of the child, or refunded to the Account Owner.
Absolutely. The plans work well together. For example, a Florida 529 Savings Plan could be used to pay for books, a computer, room & board, and other qualified higher education expenses, while the 2 + 2 Florida Plan pays Tuition and Local Fees at a Florida College and Tuition, Tuition Differential Fee, and Local Fees at a State University.