For Organizations Hero Panel

Help Your Employees

  • You have a great opportunity to help your employees and clients save for their child’s or grandchild’s future college education. MET allows parents, grandparents and others to save on college tuition by purchasing college credits at today’s prices to use on future tuition costs.

    Set your organization apart by offering this unique, free benefit. We are available to:

    • Participate in school events (i.e. Kindergarten Round-up, Welcome Back Fairs, Parent-Teacher Conferences, etc.)
    • Conduct in-person presentations on the importance of saving for college and the benefits of Michigan’s 529 plans.
    • Attend employee benefit fairs.
    • Provide educational materials.
    • Assist HR/Payroll with initiating MET payroll deduction.

Payroll Deduction Panel

Payroll Deduction

  • Payroll Deductions

    MET payroll deduction benefits your employees AND your organization or business.

Good for Your Organization

  • Good for Your Organization
    • MET differentiates your benefits plan from other organizations.
       
    • It is simple and free to administer.
       
    • It’s a complementary benefit to a 401 (k) and other programs (paid with after-tax dollars).
       
    • The prepaid tuition program gives your employees an easy, affordable, tax-advantage way to save for an important goal.
       
    • It enhances existing tuition benefits.
       
    • We will help you develop a strategy to communicate this exciting new benefit to your employees.

Good for Your Employees

  • Good for Your Employees
    • There are three contract options: Full-Benefits, Limited-Benefits and Community College.
    • MET pays in-state tuition and mandatory fees at Michigan public universities (Full-Benefit and Limited-Benefit contracts) or in-district tuition and mandatory fees at Michigan public community colleges (Community College contracts) up to the number of credit hours purchased.
    • Students not attending a Michigan public university may also direct funds to any Michigan private college or out-of-state baccalaureate degree-granting institution to help pay for tuition and mandatory fees.
    • Refund options are also available for full-scholarship, military enlistment, death or disability, or not attending college.
    • Payments made are deductible on a purchaser’s Michigan income tax form in the year they are made.
    • When you use MET for qualified higher education expenses, earnings are exempt from federal and state income taxes.

Testimonials Panel

Testimonials

  • Autumn Schneider, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan

    “We have invited MET to the yearly college fair we host for our employees several times and will continue to do so. The reality is that a major factor in making college decisions is the financial aspect. MET helps parents figure out how to make affording college and the possibility of debt-free college a reality for their children. Helping our employees to become educated about this wonderful option is a no-brainer for us at Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan. ...

  • Kelley Peel, Reeths-Puffer Intermediate Muskegon, MI

    “As a counselor of 5th & 6th graders, I think having parents understand that they can save for a semester or for all four years is important.  The flexibility in these savings plans & tax deduction is a wonderful gift to young learners.  Parents are also giving the message that they believe in their kids’ academic aspirations.”   

For Organizations Kit Panel

Request an Employer Kit

  • Request your Employer Kit today! Kits include information on how to administer MET as a payroll deduction, sample employee communications, brochures and more.

    To request your kit, call 1-800-MET-4-KID or email us at TreasMET@Michigan.gov