Saving for College

Save for College with MESP

Saving for college has become one of the most important financial goals, like buying a home or saving for retirement. A 2018 survey conducted by the Michigan Education Trust found that while most Michigan parents view a college education as an investment in their child’s future, only about half are currently saving for higher education expenses. Read the full article.

In an effort to meet the needs of all residents, the state of Michigan offers both a pre-paid plan and college savings plans. Each option offers a State of Michigan income tax deduction and tax deferred earning potential, as well as tax free withdrawals when funds are used for qualified educational expenses.

The Michigan Education Savings Program direct sold 529 college savings plan is managed by TIAA, Tuition Financing Incorporated. MESP was established in 2000 and TIAA has been the plan manager since inception.


To learn more about MESP, RSVP for an upcoming live interactive webinar. Register today by visiting MESP Events & Webinars.

MESP Webinar Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Learn about MESP 529 plans and the 529Day Promotion, where you could get $50 added to your 529 account when you newly enroll for $50 (conditions apply).

Topics include:

  • The benefits of higher education
  • The cost of higher education
  • What you can do
  • Different ways to save
  • Getting started
  • 529Day Promotion Details
  • FAQs

Dial in on the phone for audio and on your computer for the slide presentation:

  • Dial-In Number: U.S. & Canada 800- 851-3758
  • Access Code: 3511406

Register Today

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

To schedule a free phone appointment with your dedicated Tuition Financing Consultant, Jennifer D. Uhlar, request an appointment.

Jennifer D. Uhlar, TIAA Tuition Financing Consultant
           Jennifer D. Uhlar
Tuition Financing Consultant, TIAA

In-person Appointments

In-person appointments are available at the TIAA offices in Ann Arbor. To schedule an appointment, email Jenny Uhlar directly at

777 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108