Check out these helpful resources for college savers.

Learn529

www.learn529.com
Take a few minutes to discover more about 529 plans. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to start your college savings strategy.

Idaho State Board of Education

www.boardofed.idaho.gov/fafsa.asp
A first step for Idaho families to finding financial aid resources, events, parents nights and financial aid nights throughout the state.

Idaho Dual Credit Program

Use your IDeal funds to pay for Dual Credit courses. Learn more about Dual Credit by clicking here.

Idaho Career Information System

labor.idaho.gov/dnn/
Use CIS to help you realize the connections between education and employment and to help you make informed education and career decisions.

Idaho Digital Learning Academy

www.idahodigitallearning.org
Enroll in Idaho's state sponsored online school, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) to access classes and resources in addition to those in your local school. IDLA courses create flexibility in scheduling, opportunity to graduate early, credit recovery and access to dual credit or Advanced Placement courses for college credit.

Next Steps Idaho

nextsteps.idaho.gov
Find information for students, families and educators on planning for life after high school including event and deadline calendars, checklists and relevant information and links.

College Board

www.collegeboard.com
A not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

College Savings Plans Network

www.collegesavings.org
Information about college savings programs.

FinAid

www.finaid.org
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.

Jump$tart

www.jumpstart.org
Organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college. This site offers partnership information as well as financial literacy tools and materials.

School and Campus Code Search

www.fafsa.ed.gov
This link provides access to the U.S. Department of Education's database of federal school and campus codes and lists Title IV eligibility status for eligible educational institutions. Only Title IV-eligible schools can be used for qualified distributions.

Savingforcollege.com

www.savingforcollege.com
A good source of information on a range of college savings-related topics, including 529 basics, comparisons of types of plans, and how to save for college.

The College Savings Foundation (CSF)

www.collegesavingsfoundation.org
A not-for-profit organization that works with public policy makers and the financial services industry in support of education savings programs. The site contains research papers and industry data dealing with 529 plans.

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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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 investing in any 529 plan, you should consider whether your or the beneficiary's home state offers a 529 plan that provides its taxpayers with state tax or other benefits that are only available through investment in the home state's 529 plan. You should 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.