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Open enrollment means more than just insurance policies. Did you know that there are open enrollment periods for college savings? Open Enrollment is the only time each year that families can purchase Prepaid Plans! Since education is an important fundamental idea, it’s important to show your child just WHY it’s so crucial to their future success. Keep reading to learn more about Florida Prepaid Plans and how you can encourage your child to love learning.
Did you know?
- Florida Prepaid isn’t restricted to Florida schools; the amount covered by your Prepaid Plan can be used at schools nationwide.
And, even better, is that Florida Prepaid College Plans allow you to prepay the future cost of college. When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition, tuition differential fee and other specified fees covered under the plan.
- Guaranteed – Every Prepaid Plan is guaranteed by the State of Florida, so you will never lose your investment.
- Nationwide – Even if your child attends an out-of-state or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida.
- Scholarships – If your child receives a scholarship, you can get a refund for the same amount as the plan would pay a public college or university in Florida.
- 10 Years – Your child has up to 10 years after his or her year of projected enrollment to use the plan.
P.S. Use the promo code BLOG1617 to save 50% off the enrollment fee!
Other Ways to Inspire Education
1. Read. This one is a given, but reading can be done through so many platforms nowadays. Whether it’s a tablet, story time at the library, or by gifting magazines and books, you can show your child how reading is important. Encourage your child to read what interests them but also supports learning. My son LOVES to read books with animals, so I know he will be way into science when he is in school.
2. Travel when you can. Even if it’s just a trip to your local museum or zoo, travel can excite and inspire learning for children (and adults!) of all ages. Children can see how to connect the dots between what they read in a history textbook and inside a museum.
3. Use art to tell a story. Sometimes the simplest things are the most exciting. Use color and textures to make fun art prints or canvases to encourage creative play.
4. Create a set time for learning. While some parents have a bedtime story routine, others might use afternoon adventures for a fun educational outing. We do a little bit of both, and we try to use our tablet every now and then for a fun (yet educational) game. Make a routine so that your child sees how important it is to learn something new every day.
5. Start a college savings account. Here’s why this works: Your children will know from an early age that higher education is important to your family. There are other obvious reasons for starting a savings account for higher education, and this graphic shares the top three.
It’s true that I didn’t have a savings account for my own college education, and I pursued a Master’s degree as well. College loans are NOT a good idea, and I’m living proof that sometimes scholarships don’t always pan out. It’s important for me to not create the same mistake for my son, so we are signing up for a Florida Prepaid Plan. We are going to look into the one year Florida University Plan since it’s affordable and simple!
Have you started planning for your child’s future? How can you encourage education every day?