State Treasurer of Iowa

Year-end gifting is on its way

October, November and December are full of holidays and chances for families and friends to gather together. We’ve always thought that this is a great time to tell your family and friends about College Savings Iowa and how easy and important it is for them to get their own accounts set up.

It’s also that time of year when relatives and  friends are figuring out what kinds of gifts to give your kids for the holidays. There’s a simple way for them to give the gift of education this season.
Ugift—Give College Savings is a free, secure online service that lets you request contributions toward a child’s 529 plan account as a gift. Here’s how College Savings Iowa account owners can use Ugift:
Log on to your College Savings Iowa account to get a Ugift code that friends and family can use to contribute anytime at
Provide the email addresses of family and friends, and Ugift will send them invitations to contribute for a specific occasion.
Print out and distribute the coded gift coupons that Ugift makes available for those on your list without email addresses.
The gift of education is about as good as it gets. It is easy to purchase, it can help shape your children’s future, and it can give your family and friends the satisfaction of knowing they helped along the way.
To learn more about Ugift, go to and click the Ugift logo.
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