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Registration Still Open for $30,000 Giveaway for Parents

Save Now, Save Later Giveaway Awards $1,500 Deposits to College Savings Iowa Accounts for Iowa High School Students

Nov. 19, 2014

Iowa parents still have time to register to give their high school students' college savings plan a boost.

The Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway, from Iowa Student Loan®, offers parents a chance to enter to win one of 20 College Savings Iowa® account deposits, each worth $1,500, and learn more about financial planning for college in the process.

Registration for the program began in August and continues through the end of the day on Dec. 19. The program is open to Iowa residents who have a student in grade nine, 10, 11 or 12 at an Iowa high school. No purchase is necessary, and parents need only complete a custom version of Student Loan Game PlanSM, an online educational tool offered by Iowa Student Loan, before registering for the giveaway. The information they learn, and Iowa Student Loan's other tools and resources, can then be shared with their student.

"Iowa Student Loan believes in empowering students and families by providing them with the information they need to make sound college financing decisions," said Christine Hensley, Iowa Student Loan board chair. "High school is a key time for college planning, which can be a big task, and financial decisions should not be lost in the decision-making process."

Iowa Student Loan is working directly with College Savings Iowa on the giveaway. College Savings Iowa is the state's direct-sold 529 program, administered by State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald. Parents who are chosen as winners can have the deposit made to an existing account, or a new account can be set up upon winning the giveaway.

Registration for the program is open now through Dec. 19. Winners will be selected in January 2015 and announced in February 2015.

Learn More about the Program

Parents interested in learning more about the Save Now, Save Later giveaway, or in entering the giveaway, can visit www.iowastudentloan.org/savenow for full giveaway description, official rules and frequently asked questions.

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Media Contact

Megan Garrett, Corporate Communications & Media Relations, (515) 273-7145, mgarrett@studentloan.org

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