Winners Announced for 2016 Save Now, Save Later Program
Thirty Iowa Parents Awarded $1,500 Deposits to College Savings Iowa Accounts for High School Students
Dec. 8, 2016
Parents across the state of Iowa are getting a $1,500 boost to their student's College Savings Iowa® account this winter, thanks to Iowa Student Loan's Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway.
Thirty parents have been chosen as winners in the program's third year. Each parent will receive the $1,500 deposited directly to the College Savings Iowa account of their registered child. Registration opened Sept. 12 and ran through Oct. 30. The program was open to Iowa residents who have a student in grade nine, 10, 11 or 12 at an Iowa high school.
"The program puts into perspective the importance of being financially aware and that college is an investment in your child's future," said Julie Resch, a 2016 winner from Spirit Lake. "It was a great refresher for me as we start to help our second child get ready for entering college."
Parents who registered were required to complete the co-signer version of Student Loan Game PlanSM, a free online, financial education tool offered by Iowa Student Loan, with versions for students and for parents. Parents were encouraged to share knowledge and resources with their college-bound student.
"This program provided some excellent information for people considering loans to help pay for school," said Kevin Gray, a 2016 winner from Monticello. "I really liked the information about first year starting salaries that students can expect to earn at graduation, and how this relates to the maximum amount of student loan debt they should take on during school."
After the registration period, entries were chosen at random from more than 900 qualified participants. Iowa Student Loan works 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.
Winners of the Save Now, Save Later program are:
|Tamie Brimeyer||Cedar Falls||Tavis Kilian||Princeton|
|Shawn Chestnut||Cedar Falls||Jason Kleemeier||Winterset|
|Kirk Clark||Allison||Janet Kuper||Independence|
|Carl Clore||Cedar Rapids||George Loring||Coralville|
|Glenn Dighton||Vinton||Rebecca Ott||Calmar|
|Adelee Dixon||Spirit Lake||Brian Pattison||Fort Dodge|
|Darin Eklund||Webster City||Julie Resch||Spirit Lake|
|Kathy Even||Gilbertville||Stephanie Salasek||Kelley|
|Lori Giannini||Iowa City||James Salker||Sergeant Bluff|
|Kevin Gray||Monticello||Mike Schleisman||Emmetsburg|
|Jim Grove||Grimes||Lora Schlines||Council Bluffs|
|Tracey Hager||Bellevue||Carrie Tillman||Westfield|
|Kerri Harvey||Urbandale||Kara Weinert||Humboldt|
|Jessica Henkle||Vinton||William Worlie||Clive|
|Brenda Jones||Ottumwa||Peter Youngren||Manning|
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Megan Garrett, Corporate Communications & Media Relations, (515) 273-7145, firstname.lastname@example.org
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