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Classroom Resources

Iowa Student Loan provides free materials to help middle and high school educators incorporate college planning and financing information into classroom lessons or special workshops.

Review and download:

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Student Planning Pointers for Parents Toolkit

Use text from the following documents to promote SP3 to parents of your eighth- through 12th-grade students.

  • Article (DOCX) for blogs, newsletters or websites.
  • Posts (DOCX) for social media or other communications.
  • Email (DOCX) to parents and guardians.

To request a brochure holder and brochures for your office, or printed materials to distribute to parents, email Shelly Brimeyer at sp3@studentloan.org.


Scholarships and Programs Toolkit

Download a reference calendar (PDF) showing dates and requirements for each program.

Use the text from the following documents to promote college funding programs to your students and families.

If you have questions about scholarships and programs, email scholarship@studentloan.org.

Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway

Sept. 3–Oct. 18, 2019

Drawing for fifty $1,000 College Savings Iowa deposits open to parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6–12.

  • Article (DOCX) for blogs, newsletters, websites or local media.
  • Posts (DOCX) for social media, emails and announcements.
  • PSA (DOCX) for broadcast by local media.

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Oct. 15, 2019–Feb. 21, 2020

Up to thirty $2,000 scholarships open to college-bound Iowa high school seniors, with corresponding awards to recipients' high schools.

  • Article (DOCX) for blogs, newsletters, websites or local media.
  • Posts (DOCX) for social media, emails and announcements.
  • PSA (DOCX) for broadcast by local media.
  • Posters (PDF) to print and display or distribute.

College Funding Forecaster Giveaway

March 16–April 30, 2020

Drawing for ten $1,000 awards open to college-bound Iowa high school seniors or their parents or guardians.

  • Article (DOCX) for blogs, newsletters, websites or local media.
  • Posts (DOCX) for social media, emails and announcements.
  • PSA (DOCX) for broadcast by local media.
  • Posters (PDF) to print and display or distribute.