Image for blog Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and Raising Our Voices In Support of the ABLE Age Adjustment Act

Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and Raising Our Voices In Support of the ABLE Age Adjustment Act

At Gift of College, we work tirelessly to help Americans achieve financial freedom - whether that be through student loan debt repayment, 529 college savings, or 529 ABLE savings and the Gift of Independence. We believe that access to tools such as 529 tax-advantaged savings accounts in the workplac...

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Image for blog 5 Reasons Why College Savings and Student Loan Assistance Should be Part of Every Employer’s Benefits Package

5 Reasons Why College Savings and Student Loan Assistance Should be Part of Every Employer’s Benefits Package

A new star has emerged in the employee benefits space. Fueled by the growing crisis of higher education expenses, college savings and student loan repayment benefits programs have grown increasingly popular in the past years, falling into line among the most in-demand employer offerings on the marke...

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Image for blog Control What You Can in Times of Uncertainty: Important Documents for Parents of College Students

Control What You Can in Times of Uncertainty: Important Documents for Parents of College Students

While many parents and students are still awaiting final word on whether and to what extent post-secondary classes will be held on campus this upcoming semester and still deciding whether to submit their Fall semester payments which are now coming due, uncertainty is in the air. The traditional exci...

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Image for blog Infographic: Paying for College - A Workplace Perspective

Infographic: Paying for College - A Workplace Perspective

In May, Gift of College spearheaded the ‘2020 Paying for College Survey’. An in-depth look at how Americans navigate the student loan debt crisis and the college savings journey, the survey revealed key insights about employees’ hopes and expectations for financing education throug...

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Image for blog Q&A: Gift of College Strategic Advisor Jaime Casap

Q&A: Gift of College Strategic Advisor Jaime Casap

Gift of College has an ambitious vision: a future where every young person has access to higher education, without the burden of student loan debt weighing them down for decades to come. In pursuit of this vision, we seek out innovators and employers who are ready to link arms and further strengthen...

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Image for blog On National 529 Day, Familiarize Yourself with 529 College Savings Plan Features

On National 529 Day, Familiarize Yourself with 529 College Savings Plan Features

National 529 Day (May 29) is an ideal time to make sure you know the basics of 529 college savings plans and just how useful they can be. Here are five facets you’ll want to know about: Versatility: 529 college savings plans can be used for many forms of post-secondary educ...

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Image for blog How 529 as an Employee Benefit helps Families avoid Student Loan Debt

How 529 as an Employee Benefit helps Families avoid Student Loan Debt

With National "529 Day" approaching later this week on 5/29, it’s rewarding to reflect on the many creative efforts undertaken this time of year to raise both local and national awareness of the existence and usefulness of 529 college savings plans to help families prepare for the cost of higher edu...

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Image for blog Financial Literacy Starts At Home: How 529 Plans Can Help

Financial Literacy Starts At Home: How 529 Plans Can Help

As with many forms of education, the seeds of financial literacy are first planted and nourished at home. Parents serve not only as Chief Operating Officers but also as Chief Education and Chief Financial Officers of their families. Whether a single parent or sharing the responsibility of parenting ...

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Give the Graduation Gift of a Lifetime

While we are facing unique and unprecedented times, with many graduations now occurring remotely, and many in-person festivities being postponed – a graduate’s accomplishments are still so important to celebrate, and every graduate deserves to shine. Plus, the loved ones in a student&rs...

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Gift of Independence --- A 529 ABLE Savings Gift Registry

What are 529 ABLE (529A) accounts?: An Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts provide a new opportunity for certain disabled Americans to save money in their own names. For many disabled persons, saving has been a challenge because the public benefits on which they rely often limit...

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Image for blog Celebrating a Resolution to Save for College

Celebrating a Resolution to Save for College

With a new year, a new decade and blank slate upon us, it’s a natural time to stop to envision the type of future we’d like to see and to commit to the habits necessary to realize that vision. As I look back on resolutions made at this juncture in years gone by, my mind turns to a particular commitm...

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Image for blog A Thanksgiving Recipe to Start Saving for College

A Thanksgiving Recipe to Start Saving for College

For those who may be thinking about saving for college but for one reason or another haven’t begun, it may comfort you to know that the same strategies you’ll likely be using to plan your Thanksgiving Day celebration can also be used to successfully save for college. Here’s a recipe that’s ea...

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Image for blog 529 Education Gifting Programs Make Holidays Easy for Families and Friends

529 Education Gifting Programs Make Holidays Easy for Families and Friends

Washington, DC, November 14, 2019 – As the holiday giving season approaches, 529 Education Gifting Programs and their widening array of online gifting tools, crowdfunding platforms, e-gift cards and downloadable gift certificates, are making higher education savings easier for parents, family member...

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Image for blog 529 Roadmap For Their Future - 1st and 2nd Grade

529 Roadmap For Their Future - 1st and 2nd Grade

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. Whether you make a little or a lot, utilizing a 529 is a smart way to save for college. For each age, the 529 College Savings Plans Roadmap For Their Future explains how parents can save for higher education a little at a time w...

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529 Roadmap For Their Future - PreSchool and Kindergarten

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. Whether you make a little or a lot, utilizing a 529 is a smart way to save for college. For each age, the 529 College Savings Plans Roadmap For Their Future explains how parents can save for higher education a little...

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Back-to-School Season Tips and Tricks

Heading back to school can be an exciting but stressful time for many students. It's a fun occasion where you'll get to meet your friends, enjoy the excitement of a new year of leaning, and know that plenty of unique experiences are lying ahead, but it can also be quite challenging and stressful to ...

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Image for blog 529 Roadmap For Their Future - Infants and Toddlers

529 Roadmap For Their Future - Infants and Toddlers

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. INTRODUCTION We aren’t school counselors or pediatricians or deans of Ivy League institutions. We don’t have degrees in early childhood development or child psychology. But we’v...

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Important FAFSA Deadlines

Did you know the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, for the 2019 to 2020 school year is June 30, 2020. If you're attending college now or in the future, there's a good chance you will need some form of financial aid to afford its expense. Fortunately, the ...

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Understanding Generation Z for Teachers

Every child born from 1997 onwards is considered to be part of Generation Z or Gen Z. Born right after the Millennials, which are considered Generation Y, this Z generation is characterized by increased utilization of smart devices, weekly TV usage, and daily, lengthy visits on top social media we...

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Study Shows One in Five Know Purpose of a 529

National 529 Campaign Aims to Reach Broader Range of Families WASHINGTON, D.C. – One-third of Americans have heard of 529 college savings plans but only one in five know what the plans are for. That’s according to a survey released by the College Savings Plans Network ahead of 529 ...

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