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Save for College or Pay Down Student Debt? Here’s What You Need to Know

Americans are facing a crisis of college costs and coupled with the financial struggles brought upon by the pandemic, families with student loan debt are more impacted than ever by this burden. Knowing that the cost of college is rising on average 3-4% per year , parents are caught in a vicio...

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Infographic: Paying for College - Americans Feel the Strain

The Gift of College ‘2020 Paying for College Survey’ gives a clear-eyed perspective on the student debt crisis that is weighing down Americans of all ages. The data is resounding: student loans are causing emotional distress and interfering with other financial goals. And with many respondents...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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