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College savers:
Tips for using Ugift to save for college

Signing up for Ugift is easy:

  1. Log into your participating 529 plan account and click on Ugift.
  2. On the Ugift page, you'll get a unique Ugift code for your child's 529 plan.
  3. Give this code to friends and family to use at any time over the life of your account - over the phone, in person, on social networks, printed invitations, etc.

Contributing with Ugift is easy, too:

  1. Visit Ugift529.com.
  2. Enter the Ugift code: ________.
  3. Enter your name and the amount of your gift.
  4. Make your gift via electronic funds transfer or check.

Not sure how to ask? Ugift can help.

Invitations
Try including a printed coupon with a party invitation, the same way you might with retail store registries in wedding and baby shower invites. You can even use our Ugift invite coupon template.


Social media
Use your favorite social media. For example, post a photo of your future college student with one of these messages:

Tweets:

"Help [child's name] #saveforcollege. Visit Ugift529.com and enter [Ugift code] to contribute. Thanks #Ugift!"

"Need a gift idea for [child's name]? Use #Ugift to give the gift of college savings. Visit Ugift529.com and enter [Ugift code]."

"We're saving for [child's name]'s future with a #529plan and #Ugift. Visit Ugift529.com and enter [Ugift code] to make a contribution!"

"Our #529plan and #Ugift are helping us save for college. You can help by visiting Ugift529.com and entering code [Ugift code]!"

"What does a [enter age]-year-old really want? A college education. Visit Ugift529.com and enter [child's name's] code [Ugift code]!

Facebook Posts:

"We're saving for college with [Plan Name] and Ugift! Help [child's name] save up by visiting Ugift529.com and entering code [Ugift code]. Your contribution will go directly into our 529 account."

"If you need a gift idea for [child's name], consider giving the gift of college savings. Help [child's name] save up by visiting Ugift529.com and entering code [Ugift code]. Your contribution will go directly into our [Plan Name] account."

"We're saving for [child's name]'s future with a 529plan and Ugift! You can help by visiting Ugift529.com and entering code [Ugift code]!"

"[Child's name] wants to go to college to become a [enter your child's dream job]! Help us save by visiting Ugift529.com and entering code [Ugift code] to give a contribution!"

"[Child's name] has always dreamed of going to [enter dream college name]! Please help by visiting Ugift529.com and entering code [Ugift code] to contribution to [his/her] college savings!"


Crowdfunding

It's a lot more popular than you think. Think outside your network for contributors and scholarship ideas.


No longer want to participate in Ugift?

Just log into your participating 529 plan account and click on the Ugift logo. You'll be brought to the Ugift screen, where you can disable your Ugift code. If you change your mind you can opt back in at any time.