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Customer 101: Attending College Out-of-State

Is your student interested in attending college outside of Florida? Although we wish your student would stay in the sunshine state, rest assured that both your Prepaid Plan and your Savings Plan travel well!

  • Prepaid Plan benefits can be used at any qualified educational institution nationwide, public or private – the Plan will pay the same amount as it would pay a Florida school.
    • Students planning to attend an out-of-state school must log in to their account and complete a Transfer Authorization request.
  • Savings Plan funds can be used at any qualified educational institution nationwide, public or private.
    • You have the option of requesting that the Plan pay the school directly or you can request a withdrawal directly to the account owner – just log in to your online account. Tax tip: Keep receipts for all college expenses that you will pay for from your Florida 529 Savings Plan.

Although not every state is fortunate enough to offer cool programs like an Associate’s degree in diving business and technology (like Florida Keys Community College) – you can use both a Prepaid Plan and a Savings Plan at many types of educational institutions nationwide – beyond traditional 2 and 4 year colleges.  Qualified institutions include culinary schools, the Aveda Institute, and other technical and trade schools nationwide — so that your student can find the perfect fit for their dreams and aspirations.

Need help identifying eligible institutions? Just use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Federal School Code search available here.

Congratulations to your high school graduate.  We hope that they find the perfect fit for their future – in-state or out!

“Our family’s Florida prepaid plan played a key role in helping my daughter, Tenley, attend college out-of-state after she graduated from a Florida high school. She went on to receive a degree in public relations and is now in graduate school. Prepaid gave us peace of mind and helped us support her dreams.” – Paula Kiger, Tallahassee, Florida

Have questions? We’ve got answers! Explore our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our Prepaid Plans and Savings Plan. And click here to start your savings now!


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