Have an NC 529 Plan for a soon-to-be high school graduate? This is an exciting—and busy!—time for your family. Now is the time to be sure the money you’ve saved can be used for your grad’s college education. Don’t stress, we’re here to help! You can use the savings in your NC 529 Plan at any eligible institution of higher education in the U.S. and even some foreign countries. But what exactly is an eligible institution?