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Award community scholarships through IDeal.

Offering IDeal 529 can help open doors for employees, their children, and especially your company.

IDeal funds can be used for many education goals − including K-12 tuition, registered apprenticeships, two-and-four-year programs, graduate programs and some student loan repayments − most education paths are supported.

IDeal 529 can also be used to award account contributions for competitions, sponsorships or philanthropic funds that you would like to ensure are used for education. We have several programs designed to highlight educational or work-related efforts that align to your corporate values. And funds may be eligible for an Idaho state tax incentive as well.

1.   Create a child savings program

Do you want to incentivize good grades in your community, encourage families to save for future education at a specific institution or create a K-20 savings program? We can help you develop a program to meet your needs.

2.   Sponsor an event or campaign

Partner with IDeal to help support Idaho students’ education goals by donating funds to start or add to Idaho student’s IDeal-Idaho College Savings Program accounts through sponsored events.

Once the funds are committed, we work with the families to ensure their account is set up and funded. There is nothing additional for you to do.

Your donation will be made to the Idaho College Savings Program, an agency of the State of Idaho established by Idaho Code title 33, chapter 54. Your donation will be used solely for the public purpose of promoting the pursuit of higher education. If the Program has given you no goods or services as a result of your donation you may be able to deduct the amount from taxes owed.

Let’s brainstorm how you can customize your support for Idaho’s students!

Let us walk you through the process and answer your questions. Pick the time that works best for you. Schedule an appointment today!

Important Legal Information

By clicking on one of the social media icons, you are leaving the IDeal website, maintained by Ascensus, and are being redirected to a social media site solely maintained by the State College Savings Program Board (“Board”). Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC, the program manager for IDeal, does not monitor or endorse the Board's social media activities. All IDeal social media activities are the sole responsibility of the Board.

Mr. Thiros is a registered representative of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services LLC, 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  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.

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 State 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 and a separate account 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.