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Cadet Pathway

Explorer C

Hey y’all, I am extremely interested in the Destination 225 cadet pathway but have come across a question. 

I am currently a high school senior and plan on applying to the program once I turn 18 years old. However, my parents have been contributing to a 529 Savings Plan since I was born which is supposed to be used for college.


I was wondering if the money in this account could be used for the costs of the Cadet Pathway without falling subject to the 10% withdrawal fee and taxes. 

Thank you so much!