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Help families save for college and win $529 for your school

529logoIf you are an elementary teacher or principal, you play a vital role in helping  young children grow – and now you can help their families grow their college savings. This spring, the State Treasurer’s Office is offering  a new 529 college savings tutorial, College Savings Iowa InFocus. This short, interactive learning experience allows parents, grandparents and others to explore the numerous benefits of using a 529 plan to start saving for a loved one’s future.

Each person who completes the 10-minute tutorial will be registered to win a $1,000 College Savings Iowa account for a loved one. For helping spread the word, two participating elementary schools across Iowa will be selected to win $529 for their school. In order to enter the school giveaway, simply request that your families include your school name and city upon their registration for the tutorial.*

This opportunity will be open to elementary schools across the state starting on April 1, during Financial Literacy Month, and wrapping on May 31, in celebration of 529 Day.

For more information about the program and to request materials, please sign up at no later than Tuesday, March 15. Please email Amanda Shetler ( with any questions.**

For more information about College Savings Iowa, visit

*At least five parents/guardians of a school must properly register for and complete the tutorial in order for that school to be considered eligible for the random drawing.

**School information will not be shared with third party organizations.

For more information about the College Savings Iowa 529 Plan, call 888-672-9116 or visit to obtain a Program Description. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are included in the Program Description; read and consider it carefully before investing.