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  • BEST Prepaid Plan Participant Information

The Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Prepaid Tuition Plan was terminated on November 30, 2015.

Provided under T.C.A Section 49-7-824, a beneficiary is eligible to remain in the BEST Plan if he or she:

  1. Has been accepted by an institution of higher education,
  2. Is currently enrolled in an institution of higher education,
  3. Or is projected to graduate from high school no later than November 30, 2018.

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Click here to Recertify your BEST Account for 2017-18.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The BEST Prepaid Tuition Plan was terminated on November 30, 2015.

Provided under T.C.A Section 49-7-824, a beneficiary is eligible to remain in the BEST Plan if he or she:

  1. Has been accepted by an institution of higher education,
  2. Is currently enrolled in an institution of higher education,
  3. Or is projected to graduate from high school no later than November 30, 2018.

2017-2018 Unit Payout Value
The College Savings Trust Fund Program Board of Trustees recently convened and approved the 2017- 2018 unit payout value of $97.04 for accounts with beneficiaries that meet the eligibility criteria to remain in the BEST Prepaid Plan for the 2017-2018 academic year. For account holders who previously certified their beneficiaries’ eligibility to remain in the plan, but who have not provided documentation confirming their beneficiaries’ eligibility for the 2017-2018 academic year, the unit payout value will remain at $90.61.  Additionally, for accounts holders who have never provided documentation confirming their beneficiaries’ eligibility, the unit payout value will remain at $88.48.

Annual Recertification
Under the BEST Plan’s terminated status, account holders need to annually certify their beneficiaries' eligibility to remain in the BEST Plan. Letters have been mailed to all account holders with details regarding the recertification process for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline for completing this year’s recertification is September 1, 2017.

Click here to Recertify your BEST Account for 2017-18.

Save for College with the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program
TNStars is Tennessee’s own 529 college savings plan. Nationally ranked for investment performance, TNStars is designed to give Tennessee families high quality investment options at a low cost to help them put aside money for higher education expenses. Families can invest directly with the program and money can be withdrawn tax-free from a TNStars account to be used for qualified post-secondary education expenses.

Visit TNStars.com to learn more and get started!