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Ten Parents to Win $1,000 Each in College Savings Deposits in Special Drawing

April 1, 2024

Registration is open for a special drawing of a $1,000 college savings deposit that 10 Iowa parents and guardians of students in eighth through 12th grades will be randomly selected to receive after April 30, 2024. The drawing is sponsored by ISL Education Lending.

Current registrants and any parent or guardian registered for the information service, SP3 or Student Planning Pointers for Parents, by April 30, 2024, will be entered into the special drawing. Additionally, registrants who read each month's articles and answer brief survey questions are entered into quarterly drawings for 529 college savings plan deposits. Each quarter, 40 random winners are chosen for the $250 deposits. The next quarterly drawing takes place April 1, 2024. Quarterly winners in that drawing are not excluded from the special drawing after April 30, 2024.

The free information service is delivered via twice-monthly emails to parents and guardians who sign up at and is provided in partnership with College Savings Iowa, ICAN, the Iowa School Counselor Association and Strada Education Network.

"I appreciate the [SP3] articles' perspective from both the parent and student lens and the guidance on the steps we can take to be better prepared for what lies ahead," said 2023 quarterly winner Sarah Murphy of Ankeny, Iowa. "I love that the articles begin with "Why It Matters" so the purpose is clear. Providing actionable steps for parents but more importantly, students, provides the opportunity for everyone to get involved in the process and allows [the] students to take ownership of their future." She continued, "SP3 gives families a starting point for conversation and more often than not, leads to further discussion about my students' future plans. Thank you ISL for being a valuable resource as parents and students plan for life after high school!"

Articles are carefully researched and informed by 40 years of experience in the higher education industry. Additionally, parents and guardians are provided with multiple resources to further explore topics of particular interest.

The information is targeted to specific grade levels to correspond with students' current stages. The consistent format explains why the topic is important, what students can do now, additional steps they should take later and what parents can do. In addition, talking points are provided as a guideline for approaching the topic with students.

More information and simple signup is available at

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