JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Ridgeland mom got a big jump on paying for her 5 month old's college education.
Tawana Tucker of Ridgeland and her son Bryson were presented with a check for more than $4,000 dollars from State Treasurer Tate Reeves.
The Tuckers are the winners of an online contest for a free year of pre-paid college tuition.
The contest was held this fall during the enrollment period for the M-PACT college savings program.
It allows families to lock in today's college tuition prices, regardless of any tuition increases.
"Very impressive because this is what he's going to need to make it, I'm so excited for him to have that and I was just telling them, tuition increases, I heard it on the news this morning so can you imagine what it's gonna be 18 years from now when Bryson is ready to go to college, so I'm very excited about this moment," said Tucker.
Little Bryson Tucker has not picked a specific college just yet. His mom says she's pushing for Mississippi College and Jackson State, the school she attended.
The Tuckers say after winning the free year of tuition, they opened up their own M-PACT account to help pay for his education.
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