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Governor Little Proclaims September College Savings Month; Local Children Meet Daniel Tiger, Star of Popular Children’s - September 2019

Daniel Tiger Visits Idaho to Encourage Kids to Pursue Higher Education - August 2019

IDeal- Idaho College Savings Program Reduces Program Fee - July 2019

Local youth among PBS writing contest winners - June 2019

Idaho 529 joins national coalition addressing student debt - March 2019

Viewpoint: An ‘IDeal’ way to save with a college savings plan/new pediatric urgent care - February 2019

Latah Credit Union to host piggy bank contest - February 2019

More Idahoans are benefiting from state’s vital college savings accounts - January 2019

IDeal College Savings Program allows Idahoans to plan for future education - January 2019

College savings program performs well - December 2018

Idaho college savings accounts grew by $10 million in 2018 - December 2018

Guest opinion: Higher education in Idaho - December 2018

Report: Idahoans have $10 million more in college savings - December 2018

Saving for college on rise in area - December 2018

Idahoans saving more for college - December 2018

REPORT: State of College Financial Preparedness in Idaho - December 2018
REPORT: Are Idahoans Dreaming Big? Attitudes, Behavior, and Facts about Paying for College - September 2018
Saving is key to sustaining Idaho’s go-on efforts - April 2018
Idaho College Savings investments grow by $47 million - January 2018
College Savings report - December 2017
More Idahoans save up for college - December 2017
IDeal offering college education tax credit through Dec. 31 - December 2017
New data show locals investing in college for their children - December 2017
Idahoans have $47 million more in college savings accounts - December 2017
Student wins IDeal 529 College Savings award - June 2017
IDeal savers make pro-higher ed culture - May 2017
Taxpayers to see larger college savings tax deduction - April 2017
Idaho Increases Tax Deduction for Idaho Families and Individuals Saving for College - March 2017
House passes increase in college savings tax deduction - February 2017
Amount Madison County giving to IDeal College Savings accounts on the rise - December 2016
Idaho sees spike in College Savings accounts - December 2016
A step towards college - November 2016

IDeal aims to make college less painful - November 2016

Perspective Wealth Partners grants $500 scholarships to eight Boise children - October 2016

IDeal 529 College Savings Program: 15 years of opportunity - October 2016

Idaho College Savings Program turns 15 - October 2016

IDeal marks 15th anniversary of Idaho's College Savings Program with $1,500 contribution contest winner - September 2016

IDeal celebrates 15th anniversary - September 2016

Idaho families take advantage of college savings program - August 2016

Education News Briefs From Around Idaho - June 2016

Idaho newborns win college money - June 2016

IDeal's 2016 529 College Savings Day Contest Winners - May 2016

Mothers receive IDeal scholarships for newborns - May 2016

First babies born at 5 Idaho hospitals today win $529 - May 2016

First baby born St. Als on '529 College Savings Day' won $529 scholarship - May 2016

Boise newborn gets $529 on College Savings Day - May 2016

Baby college savings plan offered - May 2016

Babies born Sunday to get College Savings account - May 2016

Idaho College Savings Program to give away $529 to five babies and one sweepstakes winner - May 2016

IDeal is Making it Easier to Save for College - April 2016 

Ascensus College Savings Offers School ePay - April 2016 

New Parents at St. Luke's McCall Get College Savings Boost - June 2015 

New Parents at St. Luke's Wood River Get College Savings Boost - June 2015 

New Parents at St. Luke's Magic Valley Get College Savings Boost - June 2015 

IDeal's 2015 529 College Savings Day Contest Winners - May 2015

New Parents at Two Eastern Idaho Hospitals Get College Savings Boost - May 2015 

New Parents at Five Treasure Valley Hospitals Get College Savings Boost - May 2015 

IDeal Launches Online Scholarship Giveaway  - May 2015 

College of Western Idaho and IDeal Announce Innovative Scholarship Program - April 2015 

Idaho Families Give the Gift of Education with IDeal - November 2014 

Perspective Wealth Partners Grants Scholarships to Boise Children - October 2014 

Governor Otter, Treasurer Crane, Touts IDeal at University of Idaho - September 2014 

IDeal Launches Video Contest for College Savings Month - September 2014 

West Ada Student Wins $529 toward College - September 2014 

Melba Student Wins $529 toward College - September 2014 

BYU-I Student Wins $529 for College and Money for Rigby School - September - 2014 

College Savings Month 2014 Governor's Proclamation - September 2014

IDeal Awards 10 $529 Scholarships to Celebrate 529 day - May 2014 

Idaho's 529 College Savings Plan Offers $529 Scholarships and New Videos - May 2014

Ideal Fees are now Even Lower - April 1, 2014


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