Help turn celebrations into graduation.

Ugift® - Give College Savings

Ugift is an easy, free-to-use service that lets family and friends make the meaningful gift of money into your IDeal account. Saving for college can take a village, and Ugift makes it easy to get help from your network of family and friends. Instead of giving toys, clothes or other traditional gifts that a child will outgrow, gift givers get the satisfaction of knowing that their generosity can make a lasting impression.

  • Hassle-free: Gift contributions can be made online or by check. The contributions are coded to go into your IDeal account, so there's no extra paperwork for you.
  • Secure: Unlike many other gifting programs, gift givers don't have to join, register or pay a service fee.
  • Popular: Thousands of families around Idaho have already received over $2.2 million in gift contributions through Ugift.

How does Ugift work?

After you open an IDeal account, you can opt in to Ugift at any time through your online account access area. Once opted in, you will be given a unique Ugift code specific to your account's beneficiary. You can then share your Ugift code with family and friends.

You can share your code any way you want:

  • Log in to your account to take advantage of Ugift's email, Facebook, and Twitter invitation features
  • Share over the phone or in person
  • Include IDeal's printable Ugift coupons in mailed invitations
  • You could even find a way to reach beyond your own personal network and harness the power of crowdsourcing

Your invitation can be tied to a specific occasion, or just a general appeal for help reaching your higher education goals. Need ideas? Find them at Ugift529.com.

Once your family and friends have your Ugift code in hand, they can use it to make their gift contribution at Ugift529.com whenever they want. The code is valid for the life of your account, but you can opt out of Ugift at any time.

Learn more about Ugift

Open an IDeal account to start using Ugift

College Savings: Easy to give, hard to wrap

Ugift turns an ordinary gift into an opportunity to help a college dream come true. Still, it's not easy to wrap. So, if you want to have something for the child to physically open, these printable gift certificates are a great option.

IDeal   Just because
Birthday   Congratulations
Graduation   Holidays
Baby boy   Baby girl

 

If you'd like to use Ugift to receive gift contributions for your own beneficiary, open your own IDeal account.

Ugift is a registered service mark of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC.

Ascensus Broker Dealer Services is the distributor of IDeal - Idaho College Savings Program. Learn more about Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

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Mr. Thiros is a registered representative of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services Inc., 877-529-2980, 95 Wells Ave, Newton MA (member FINRA/SIPC) and is not employed by the State of Idaho.

For more information about IDeal - Idaho College Savings Program ("IDeal"), call 866-433-2533 or click here to obtain a Disclosure Statement. The Disclosure Statement discusses investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information. Because investing in IDeal is an important decision for you and your family, you should read and consider the Disclosure Statement carefully before investing. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. ("ABD") is Distributor of IDeal.

Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

IDeal is administered by the Idaho College Savings Program Board ("Board"). ABD, the program manager, and its affiliates, have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations, including investment advisory, recordkeeping and administrative services, and marketing. The Vanguard Group, Inc. ("Vanguard") serves as Investment Manager for IDeal. Sallie Mae Bank serves as the Savings Portfolio Manager for IDeal. IDeal's Portfolios invest in either: (i) mutual funds offered or managed by Vanguard; or (ii) an FDIC-insured omnibus savings account held in trust by the Board at Sallie Mae Bank. Except for the Savings Portfolio, investments in IDeal are not insured by the FDIC. Units of the Portfolios are municipal securities and the value of units will vary with market conditions.

Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the Portfolios you choose. Except to the extent of FDIC insurance available for the Savings Portfolio, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in IDeal, depending on market conditions. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

Not FDIC-Insured (except for the Savings Portfolio). No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee. May lose value.