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Give the Gift of Education

Contributions towards a child’s college savings make the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, baby showers and many other important milestones and special occasions. Education is a gift that truly lasts a lifetime!

For GET Participants: 

It’s easy for family and friends to contribute to your child’s GET account. We make it just as easy for you to ask for their help:

For Family and Friends Who Want to Help:

Whether you’re a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin or even a friend, there are many ways to help a child save for college: 

1. Gift By Mail 

Mail your check with a payment coupon (or use the top half of one of the printable certificates below as a payment coupon). Be sure to include the GET account number in the memo line of the check. If the child has a Custom Monthly account, we'll apply your contribution to that plan unless you specify that you're gifting Lump Sum units.

2. Giftor E-pay (coming soon)

When you make an online payment, you'll be redirected to a secure payment site, hosted by US Bank. A $1 fee per transaction will be added to your payment for the convenience of using this service. You don't have to be a US Bank customer. More information on this payment option coming soon.

3. Open a New Account 

You can also open a new account during our annual enrollment period (November 1 - May 31). It's easy to enroll online or by mail.

4. Create a Gift Announcement 

However you decide to help, know that you’re giving a priceless gift that will keep on giving for years to come. We encourage you to reinforce the significance and importance of your gift by sending a special announcement whenever you make a contribution. Simply download one of the certificates below, type in your personal message, print, and send!

GET Gift Certificate - General

General

GET Gift Certificate - Winter Holiday

Winter Holiday

GET Gift Certificate - Winter Snowflake

Winter Snowflake

GET Gift Certificate - Baby Shower (Pink)

Newborn/Baby Shower (Pink)

GET Gift Certificate - Baby Shower (Blue)

Newborn/Baby Shower (Blue)

GET Gift Certificate - Baby Shower (Neutral)

Newborn/Baby Shower (Neutral)

 

GET Gift Certificate - Birthday

Birthday

 

How will my donations to a GET account affect my taxes?

As a 529 plan, your GET account receives tax-free growth and withdrawals. The Gift Tax Exemption per year is currently $14,000 ($28,000 for couples). The Five Year Exemption option increases these amounts. Also, amounts contributed to purchase tuition units on behalf of a beneficiary are generally excluded from a donor's estate for federal estate tax purposes. For more information on federal gift and estate tax rules, click here or consult your tax advisor.