Protecting Your Child’s Future With a Plan You Make Right Now

Michigan Department of Treasury
3 min readApr 4, 2022


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Empowering your family’s future with financial literacy is free, and taking action today will influence your child’s lifetime…

Financial Literacy includes planning ahead to meet the educational goals of your family. The Michigan Department of Treasury offers vetted 529 programs through MET or MESP that offer prepaid tuition savings for universities, community colleges and trade schools.

Planning for the future of a family member with disabilities is a little easier with the MiABLE savings account program administered by Treasury. The program offers investment and tax incentives for people who wish to save, along with the freedom to plan for the future without jeopardizing an individual’s disability benefits.

For more information, browse the websites listed below and consider registering for a webinar or attending an event open to the public.

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Prepaid 529 College Savings with MI Education Trust or MI Education Savings Program

April 5 - Webinar: MET/MESP College Savings

April 19 - Webinar: MET/MESP College Savings

April 21 - Webinar: MET only College Savings

OPEN - MET Fostering Futures Scholarship Program for students have been in foster care (priority application deadline is 8/1/2022). APPLY Now.

MI Student Aid

Your college Financial Aid Resource

MI Student Aid is encouraging you to register for a Virtual College Financial Aid Night. These virtual webinars are intended specifically for students who did not enroll in college immediately after high school or plan to re-enter postsecondary education after taking some time off. Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

  • FAFSA completion
  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Michigan Reconnect for students attending community college
  • Student loans for current and new borrowers
  • MI Student Aid resources and support
  • Scholarship searching tools/resources

All sessions are open to the public and participants are encouraged to register below. Please register for one session only due to limited space.

Tuesday, April 19th (6:30 pm — 8:00 pm Eastern)

Wednesday, April 20th (6:30 pm — 8:00 pm Eastern)

Thursday, April 21st (6:30 pm — 8:00 pm Eastern)

OPEN — Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); applications are due MAY 1, 2022


Disability Savings with the Michigan ABLE Plan

April 6 - Webinar: MiABLE 101 for ARC Michigan

April 7- Disability Community Resource Fair, Redford

April 11- MiABLE in Auburn Hills

April 20 - Webinar: Learn About the Disability Savings Program

April 26 - Webinar: MiABLE 101 for Oakland County Health Network

April 27 - MiABLE for Bloomfield Hills Schools (Transition students, parents & staff)

May 2 - Booth at GVSU START Project Conference

May 4 - Booth at Your Path to Independence Community Event, Roscommon

May 18 - Webinar: Learn About the MiABLE Disability Savings Program

Five icons representing: MET, MESP, MiABLE, MIStudentAid and the Fostering Futures Scholarship

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Michigan Department of Treasury

The Department of Treasury is committed to maintaining Michigan’s financial integrity. Contact: 517-335-7508