This Holiday, Give the Gift of a College Education

Thank you to the Florida Prepaid College Board for this great holiday gift idea.

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Every holiday season, we encounter the same problem — what to get our kids for Christmas. As a parent, I love giving my kids something I know they want; I love seeing their huge smiles and watching as they play enthusiastically with their gifts. But practically speaking, it can be a problem. How many of you dread having to bring home 50 more toys from extended family members, because they already have so many? We do — our kids have a playroom that’s overflowing with toys, so we ask that family members try to find different gifts to give, because… well, my kids don’t need another Minnie Mouse plush or a toy dump truck. And there are only so many books or items of clothing that can be given, too. But there’s another option that could be the perfect gift for your family (and one that keeps on giving) — the gift of education!

Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans give parents the option of planning for their child’s future now, by providing a variety of secure options and payment plans to save for a college education. With flexible choices to fit any budget, you just pick the plan that works best for you, make payments, and then sit back and relax. Your child’s tuition and fees are not only covered, but the plans are guaranteed by the state of Florida, making it a secure, safe purchase during a time when so much in the world might feel uncertain.

Over 300,000 students have been able to attend college thanks to the Prepaid College Plans, which gives countless children the chance at a brighter future. Someone with a bachelor’s degree earns an average of $24,000 a year more than someone with just a high school diploma — and children with money saved for college are over four times more likely to graduate. And no parent needs to be told twice how astronomically high the cost of a college education is today; that’s exactly why planning ahead can be so crucial.

So when family members are asking what gifts to get your children, why not suggest the gift of a college education?

One great idea for a holiday gift is the 1-Year Florida University Plan. Instead of purchasing a 2- or 4-Year plan, you can choose to get just one year, or 30 credit hours, at a time. This also allows multiple people to purchase plans for the same child, so multiple family members can chip in together to each buy one year. Each child can have up to four 1-Year Florida University Plans, so with just a few people pitching in, you can see all four years of their college education fully funded.

Now is also just the right time to sign up! Open enrollment began October 15, 2017 and will end February 28, 2018, and the first payment is not due until April 2018. With so many affordable plans for families to choose from, it’s the perfect way to invest in your child’s future… and maybe have a great gift idea, to boot!

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