JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, State Treasurer David McRae announced that the Treasury’s Unclaimed Money and College Savings Divisions will have open and staffed booths during the state fair. from Mississippi.
Booths will be at the Mississippi Trade Mart from Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 15.
“The Mississippi State Fair is a great opportunity for our team to make themselves directly available to thousands of our citizens from across the state. We hope you’ll stop by to check out unclaimed money and learn more about preparing to send your child, grandchild or other loved ones to college,” McRae said.
The College Savings Mississippi and Unclaimed Money kiosks will be open daily, except Sunday, during the fair from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Our Unclaimed Money event at Brandon City Hall last Saturday was a huge success with over 100 people claiming a total of over $20,000. One in ten Mississippians have unclaimed money, so it’s definitely worth stopping by to see us and check the list,” McRae said.
The College Savings Mississippi booth will offer information about two college savings programs – MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) and MPACT (Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition).
Registration for MPACT is open until May 31, 2023 for families wishing to prepay tuition for a child, grandchild, or loved one. Families can also open a MACS account with as little as $25 to start saving and earning interest to pay for their education.
Mississippians can stop by the College Savings booth and enter to win one of two $500 MACS scholarships, to be drawn at the end of the fair. You don’t have to be present to win.