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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 (payment coupons can be found on our forms page or on the top half of one of the printable certificates below). 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.