Tate Reeves talks to students about saving for college

Reeves stopped by the elementary school to encourage the children to talk to their parents about enrolling in college tuition savings programs such as those currently being presented by Reeves’ office. Wednesday was also the kickoff of the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (MPACT). From Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, families in Mississippi can lock in today’s tuition rates for tomorrow’s college students.

“You cannot start soon enough,” said Reeves. “These programs are in place so the burden on the families is not overwhelming when it is time to consider a college education.”

Reeves said the gap between those families who can afford to send their children to college and those who can’t is growing day by day. He said about 30,000 state families are involved in one of the two programs. Reeves said MPACT can be used for private or public colleges or even for out of state institutions.

Meridian Star
9/3/10