Flood Warnings in Effect

Giveaway Offered to Help Parents Save for Child’s Education


DES MOINES, Iowa — The cost of a college education seems to rise each year and that is saddling students with thousands in debt upon graduation.

Studies shows recent Iowa college graduates had over $30,000 in debt.

Two groups are teaming up to offer some help. Iowa Student Loan and College Savings Iowa are giving out 20 $1,500 savings deposit as part of the Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway.

To qualify parents must be Iowa residents and must have a child in grades nine through 12.

“Fifteen-hundred deposit can make a real difference. It can make a difference in your ability to pay for college now, but if you borrow that much less for college it helps you get a good start after college and after graduation and getting your feet under you financially,” says Steve McCullough, CEO Iowa Student Loan.

To register, visit http://www.studentloan.org/Save-Now-Save-Later/Default.aspx?cid=savenow

You can sign up through December 19th. Winners will be notified in February.


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