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Treasurer Lynn Fitch Invites Mississippi Students to Win MACS Scholarships at the MHSAA Championships

Jackson, MS.  Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi announced the next opportunity for Mississippi residents to win MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) scholarships, at the MHSAA State Football Championships in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on December 6 and 7, 2019.

“Every dollar saved is a dollar less that you may have to borrow to help your children get a college degree,” said Treasurer Fitch, Chair of the College Savings Mississippi Board.  “We are pleased to be able to offer scholarship opportunities throughout the year to help Mississippians save for their children’s future.  These events are also great opportunities to remind people that it is never too early or too late to save for the future.”

MACS is one of two State-sponsored college savings plans that offer tax advantages to help families stretch their savings dollars.  MACS accounts can be used for tuition, mandatory fees, some room and board, books, and even laptops and technology.  Since January 1, 2018, MACS can also be used to help pay tuition at private and religious K-12 schools.

College Savings Mississippi is the official halftime sponsor for all six of the MHSAA football championship games and will host a tuition toss during each halftime.  The winner of each will take home a $529 MACS scholarship.  During Treasurer Fitch’s tenure, College Savings Mississippi has distributed more than $120,000 in these scholarships to Mississippi students.

Individuals can register at the games at the College Savings Mississippi table.  Complete rules for the 2019 College Savings Mississippi MHSAA Tuition Toss can be found now at http://www.treasurerlynnfitch.ms.gov/collegesavingsmississippi/Pages/Events.aspx

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