Treasurer David McRae Thursday, April 6 announced that Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) account holders now have access to a free, integrated prepaid debit card program, making it easier than ever to use the account for qualified education expenses.
“We are excited about providing a seamless and safe payment method at no cost to our Mississippi students or their families,” said McRae. “Now, whether you’re purchasing books, study materials, education-related technology, or your college’s meal plan, MACS funds can be used with a simple swipe of the card.”
MACS account holders can now seamlessly enroll and manage their MACS529 Card as an extension of their MACS account. Using a single login, and without having to work through any third-party intermediaries, account holders can view card balances and transaction history, as well as manage plan distributions.
The MACS529 Card can be used to pay for eligible education-related expenses, such as tuition, textbooks, and supplies. The card can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted, in-store and online, providing families with a wide range of options for making college-related purchases.
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To learn more or enroll in a MACS account, visit treasury.ms.gov/MACS.