Celebrate 16 years with us!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been helping Iowa families save for their children’s higher education expenses for 16 years now. Join us in celebrating by telling your friends and family about all of the benefits of saving for the children in their lives through College Savings Iowa. Share the benefits of the plan, and help us continue to make the dream of attending college a reality for the next generation.
Save on taxes: Contribute before the year-end deadline
Don’t forget to maximize your College Savings Iowa contributions to take advantage of annual state tax deductions. You can wrap up the year by giving a child in your life the chance of a better future and by receiving tax benefits for yourself.
Iowa State Fair: The results are in
Debunking 529 plan myths
Fiction: It costs a lot to open and maintain an account.
Fact: You can open an account with a minimum of $25. Each additional contribution can be as little as $25. You can contribute regularly or whenever it’s convenient.* The plan also doesn’t charge enrollment, annual, withdrawal, or advisor fees or sales commissions. Your only expense is a low annual asset-based fee of 0.28%. That means for every $1,000 you invest, you’ll pay $2.80 in fees per year.
*A plan of regular investment can't assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
Get help saving for college with Ugift
The holidays are approaching and family members are always looking for gift ideas. Help them out by telling them about a gift that has lasting impact—a contribution to your child’s college savings account.
Ugift is a free online service you can use to request contributions toward 529 plan accounts. Account owners can use it in two ways:
- Get a Ugift code that friends and family can use to make contributions anytime at Ugift529.com.
- Provide family and friends’ e-mail addresses, and Ugift will send them invitations to contribute for a specific occasion such as a birthday or holiday.
Or, if you don’t have e-mail addresses, you can print out the coded gift coupons to mail or hand out.
Your efforts can make a big difference in your child’s future. And your family can feel proud that they helped make college a reality for your child.
To learn more about Ugift, go to www.collegesavingsiowa.com and click the Ugift logo.