This Start Saving for College, post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year, the hot and humid days of summer slowly become the cool crisp air mornings of Fall. I enjoy the colors and smells of fall, such as cinnamon, apples, and of course pumpkins. For me, noting truly signals fall like the start of college football. College football always gets me thinking that it is never too early to start saving for college.
Hubs and I both went to college, and when Little Dude was born, we always knew we wanted him to follow in our footsteps. We don’t want to go into debt just to put him through college, and we don’t want him to have to take out a ton of student loans. We learned about the Florida Prepaid College Program from my in-laws who participated in it to put their kids through college.
The Florida Legislature in 1987 created the Florida Prepaid College Program, founded on the commitment and dedication of Mr. Stanley G. Tate to provide Florida families with an affordable means to save for their children’s future college education. Saving early for college pays off in the long run. Starting to save early helps us avoid debt later. Our monthly contribution helps us reach our college savings goals.
Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018, for Florida Prepaid College Plan. Open Enrollment is the only time of the year families can purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan. During this time, families can select one of the Prepaid Plans, each with specific costs, payment schedules, and benefits. Families can open a 529 Savings Plan account at any time of the year.
This year, starting your Florida Prepaid Plan early in the Open Enrollment window could REALLY pay off! Florida Prepaid is going to select one winner from all the Plans purchased between October 15, 2017 – November 30, 2017, and pay that Plan off in full! Use our promo code Honey1718 to get $25 off the application fee during open enrollment. There are lots of things to save for in life, for example paying for long-term care, so take a look at equity release and how it can help.
Anyone who purchases a Florida Prepaid College Plan between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30, 2017, will be automatically entered to “win the gift of college” from FPCB, with the selected Plan purchaser’s entire Plan being paid off in full by FPCB. Also eligible will be pended Plan enrollments, which become active on October 15.
Use Thank You Honey’s promo code Honey1718 to get $25 off the application fee during open enrollment.