Guaranteed Education Tuition

What is GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition)?

  • an IRS 529 Qualified Tuition Program
  • allows you to prepay for a student's college tuition at a set price today
  • is guaranteed by the state for tuition payment in the future even if state university tuition charges increase
  • may be used at nearly any public or private college in the country

The state of Washington guarantees that 100 GET units will cover one year of full-time, undergraduate, resident tuition and state mandated fees at the most expensive Washington State public university. The value of a GET account is measured in "units," where 100 units represent the cost of one year of resident, undergraduate tuition and state-mandated fees at the highest priced public university (either UW or WSU). Individual units are valued at 1/100th of that cost. You may buy from 1 to 500 units for college tuition payments. Students may use 125 GET units in a year plus any unused units from a prior year.

GET Account Holder Responsibilities

The Student Accounts Office manages and disburses GET funds for students enrolled at Gonzaga University. Before the Student Accounts Office can disburse GET funds to pay tuition or housing charges, the GET account owner needs to fill out and submit the Direct Payment Request form online: 

After the GET program has approved the disbursement request, the Student Accounts Office will apply the funds to the student's account to pay tuition, fees or housing charges.


If you have questions regarding your GET account, please contact the GET program.
GET is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST), excluding state holidays.
Translation service is available for customers who do not speak English.

Call: 1-800-955-2318 (toll-free) or 360-753-7803 (Olympia, Washington area)
Fax: 360-704-6200