Let’s Play Ball!

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Scoring a college degree is a home run for your future! That’s why my College Savings Mississippi team and I are handing out $4,500 worth of scholarships at Trustmark Park this weekend (May 26-27). Please visit our College Savings tent on the concourse before each championship baseball game and you could score as much as $500 in scholarship money! If … Read More

College Savings Deadline Approaching

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Dear Friends, Last week, seven of Mississippi’s eight public colleges announced tuition increases, with the only exception being Jackson State University. These annual tuition hikes seem to be more and more of the norm. And without question, the rising prices have left many students deeper and deeper in debt. In fact, the average Mississippi graduates with $30,000 worth of student … Read More

Treasurer McRae Announces 2022 Art Contest Winners

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David McRae today announced the 2022 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest winners with a reception at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Twelve students and one teacher took home a combined $3,500 worth of scholarships during the event. “In these students’ artwork, we saw the beauty of their creativity, but also a snapshot of their dreams,” said McRae. “I am excited … Read More

McRae: Lock in today’s tuition rates

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College costs have increased 160 percent since 1980. Today, between tuition, room and board, books, and other expenses, a college education typically costs families around $27,000 annually for a public, in-state university and $55,000 annually for a private education, according to a 2021 College Board report. As a result, most rely on hefty loans that take years – if not … Read More

Treasurer McRae: In Major Reversal, MPACT Legacy Plan Rebounds to Near Full Funding

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State Treasurer David McRae today announced the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Legacy Plan has rebounded to near full funding, a major reversal from prior expectations. When Treasurer McRae entered office in 2019, the Legacy Plan had a 72 percent funding ratio, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more than $125 million. Today, the plan is funded at 91 … Read More

McRae Applauds Legislature for Championing Taxpayer Interests

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Treasurer David McRae today applauded the state legislature for championing taxpayer interests during this year’s legislative session. McRae specifically highlighted their work in delivering the largest tax cut in state history and declining to pass an annual bond bill, all while increasing teacher pay above the southeastern average and creating the Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. “I want to applaud … Read More

McRae: College Savings Mississippi Survey Reveals Challenges

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Your State Treasurer’s office administers two college savings plans designed to help Mississippians save for college. MACS is the Mississippi Affordable College Savings Plan which allows families to save for college starting with as little as $25. MPACT is the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan which allows families to prepay college tuition to lock in today’s rates and avoid … Read More

New Poll: Most Parents Want to Help Pay for College, but Many Have Yet to Start

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State Treasurer David McRae today released a new poll regarding college savings in Mississippi. The survey found that while most parents (69%) want to help pay for their child’s college, the majority (58%) have yet to begin saving. “Today, most Mississippians graduate college $30,000 in debt,” said Treasurer McRae. “Understanding this, it’s no wonder why many parents are trying to … Read More

Shoot and Score a Scholarship

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For many Mississippians, sports can be the motivation and the means through which they achieve their college dreams. But sports scholarships can be hard to come by, and most families can’t afford to rely on such good fortune. College Savings Mississippi, however, empowers you to plan ahead, and we’re using this weekend’s state basketball championship games to assist families in … Read More

McRae: Answering Your Questions

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Recently, I joined thousands of Mississippians on a live phone call about our work at your State Treasury. It was incredibly helpful for me to hear what questions Mississippians had; I gained more than one idea as to how we can serve you and your family even better from this conversation. As I reflect back, I wanted to take a … Read More