CARSON CITY — State Treasurer Kate Marshall and the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada will award two contest participants with a Nevada Prepaid Tuition account of one full year at the university or two years at a community college.
One northern Nevada winner will be announced during the University of Nevada, Reno basketball game Jan. 26. A southern Nevada winner will be named Feb. 20 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball game. The winners will be recognized and receive their award during a halftime ceremony at the game.
The contest is being run in conjunction with the 2013 Nevada Prepaid Tuition open enrollment period, which opened Dec. 1 and continues through Feb. 28. The Nevada Prepaid Tuition program enables parents, grandparents, and other family members to lock in future college tuition rates at today's prices.
“I am encouraging Nevada families who may be considering purchasing a Nevada Prepaid Tuition contract during this open enrollment period to act quickly so they'll be included in the contest to receive a full year's worth of university credit hour fees free of charge,” Marshall said.
To be eligible, a new Nevada Prepaid Tuition contract must be purchased during the 2013 open enrollment period by 5 p.m. Jan. 21. Contest rules can be found at NVPrepaid.gov under the Resources tab.
Marshall said that in spite of the looming 11.99 percent increase in tuition at Nevada's universities, the College Savings Board which she chairs decided to keep prices stable for the 2013 open enrollment period.
“We made a decision to do everything we could to keep prices as affordable as possible for Nevada families,” Marshall said. “We chose to not increase Nevada Prepaid Tuition prices this year so Nevada parents are better able to afford the dream of a college education for their child.”