Guaranteed Education Tuition
The state benefits from a well-educated, financially secure workforce as citizens have better access to higher education. The GET Program, governed by the GET Committee, provides Washington families a secure and affordable way to save for college.
The Committee for Advanced Tuition Payment, better known as the GET Committee, governs the GET Program. The Committee provides oversight to the GET Program, ensuring that participants are protected and that the program remains financially sound. Unit pricing is carefully evaluated, and changes in tuition and higher education policy are closely monitored. Maintaining GET as a strong college savings program ensures that Washington families have a secure way to save for future college expenses.
The five-member committee consists of the Executive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council, the State Treasurer, the Director of the Office of Financial Management and two citizen representatives, currently Elizabeth Stecher Berendt and Mooi Lien Wong. The committee meets quarterly to discuss legislative issues and updates, review program policies and investments, and to make program decisions. Additionally, the Committee is tasked with setting the unit purchase price annually. The State Actuary and GET’s State Investment Board liaison provide expertise and advise the Committee as needed.
More information about GET can be found at the GET website.
- GET Program Details
- GET Committee Bylaws
- 2013 GET Legislative Brief
- GET Program Annual Report (2013)
- GET Program Options and Analysis-Report to Governor & Legislature (2011)
2014 Committee Meeting Materials
Committee Meeting Materials Archives