This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
5 Reasons to Save for College with Florida Prepaid #StartingIsBelieving
Scholarship. If you’re a parent worried about your child’s future, this word definitely rings a distinct meaning in your heart. It does for me. Scholarship was the only way I was foreseeing my children getting into college. With college tuition prices on the rise, more and more ulcers were developing in my tummy. How am I going to get 2 kids into college? If you live in Florida and haven’t heard the biggest news in college planning, well now is a great time to listen in. Now is the time to invest in your child’s college education with Florida Prepaid. And if you needed more reasons than that, I’ve got 5 of them. 5 BIG ones that will change the way you look at college and affordability forever.
1. Lower Prices…Up to 50% Lower
That’s not a typo. The decreased rates of up to 50% off are huge and they’re real. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a Florida Prepaid Tuition for your child, NOW is the time to get on board. That means right now you can snag the BEST deal on college plans since 2008 with savings of up to 50% off from last year. You don’t get those kinds of savings on your groceries, folks! So while college tuition costs are going up and up, Florida Prepaid is making those costs more affordable and making that college dream a reality.
If you’ve already purchased a Florida Prepaid Plan, there’s good news for you too. Also through the new bill, The Florida Prepaid College Board is able to REDUCE the purchase price of Prepaid Plans from Contract Year 2008 through Contract Year 2014. So if you’ve been paying for Florida Prepaid for your child (like we have), you may just find that quite a HUGE chunk of your bill has now be deducted and future fees reduced dramatically. This is HUGE for my family! We are saving over $28,000 on our existing plan! if you’ve already met your payment goal, you can be eligible for a REFUND.
And lucky for everyone, right now begins the Open Enrollment Period period through February 28, 2015. If there was ever a time to jump onto the Florida Prepaid bandwagon, this is it.
2. Waived Application Fee
To celebrate all of these amazing changes to the Florida Prepaid program, Florida Prepaid is offering a waived application fee through December 31, 2014. That’s right, that’s immediate savings to you and your family, because Florida Prepaid knows how important your child’s college education is. You can fill out that application with a sigh of relief. But don’t forget, starting January 1, 2015, the application fee applies again. So be sure to grab these amazing savings now while you can.
3. New Plan Options
For the first time ever, Florida Prepaid is offering a brand new plan that is AFFORDABLE for families! The new 1-Year Florida University Plan allows families to purchase up to four years at a state university in one year increments as their budgets afford them. The best part? The new 1-Year Florida University Plan starts as low as $43 per month. That’s less than 1 family dinner out per month!
4. Investment in Your Child
You are investing in your child’s life everyday. You know as parents how important education is to their lives. You are not just making payments. You are investing in the person your child is and can become. You are giving them every opportunity to reach for the stars, achieve their dreams and fill their world with opportunity. My college education still affects me everyday through the choices I make, through my work, through my relationships. It’s a decision I have not regretted. Investing in my children’s education is a decision I am proud to make.
5. Peace of Mind
When you sign up for any of the Florida Prepaid Plans, you can have peace of mind. Your rates won’t increase. Payment schedules stay the same. There’s no unexpected hidden fees or costs you have to pay down the road. You are saving for your child’s education knowing exactly what you owe. With automatic deductions, payment options (like if Grandma wants to contribute) and up to date information from Florida Prepaid, you can stay on top of your plan and stay in control. It’s such a blessing for our family to have Florida Prepaid. I don’t have to rely or hope for a scholarship. I can ensure college plans for my children right now.
Today is the day. #StartingIsBelieving. This isn’t just a milestone for Florida, but a milestone for parents like you and me being able to do something amazing for our children today…and for all of their tomorrows. College Educations are real and obtainable. You just have to take that first step. Ready? Check out all of the options, learn more information and apply at MyFloridaPrepaid.com. And follow Florida Prepaid via Facebook.com/FloridaPrepaid and Twitter at @FloridaPrepaid for the latest updates.