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GET was created in 1998 to help families save for college. Participants buy GET units at today’s prices, which can be applied toward college expenses down the road. One GET unit equals one percent of a full year’s college tuition and state-mandated fees.
In 2003, GET units were $57 each. Those who purchased 100 GET units back then would have saved over $4,500 this year in tuition and fees at the UW.
GET units today are $163, but that price is about to change. That price is good for current participants and those who sign up before May 31. Once this year’s program ends on June 30, the GET program administrators will adjust the price to reflect current tuition trends. The unit price has risen over 60% since 2009 as a result of steep increases in college tuition in recent years.