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Skip the stuff and give students peace of mind this holiday season
This holiday season, it seems more important than ever to give meaningful
gift s to the people we care about. Because 2020 has been so stressful
and challenging, a gift full of hope for the future can feel even more
Consider ways to help further the education of your family and friends as
you celebrate the holidays this year.
Whether you’re brainstorming ideas for parents of teenagers who will soon
be college bound, gift s for children still in school, or young adults making
their way through secondary education or entering the workforce, the gift
of education can be the most meaningful of all.
Here are ways you can show you care about the students in your life - future,
present and past.
HELP FUTURE STUDENTS SAVE FOR COLLEGE
Gift of College holiday gift cards are an ideal gift for parents of young children
who have just started saving up for college as well as for college-bound
As an investment in a college education without the burden of student loan
debt, they are one of the most lasting gift s you can buy the children in your
Cards are available online from Gift of College or at select retailers like Walmart.
com and Target. Online card denominations range from $25 to $200.
In-store denominations vary by retailer but most include $50 and $100 options.
Every contribution adds to their college fund, and if you join forces
with other family members or a group of friends to contribute, your gift will
go even further.
HELP CURRENT STUDENTS COVER EDUCATIONAL
For high school students on the verge of graduation or those currently
enrolled in higher education, there is no shortage of supplies, equipment,
lessons and other experiences to help them along their educational journey.
A subscription to educational enrichment services ranging from language-
learning apps to online tutoring or test preparation can help promote their
To support ongoing college expenses, helping students pay for textbooks is a
very welcome gift . Some university bookstores off er gift cards, as do national
chains that also sell new and used textbooks for college.
Check with the student’s parents to fi nd out what that student might need
during the upcoming semester.
HELP FORMER STUDENTS PAY DOWN STUDENT DEBT
Even if the college graduate in your life is done with school, they likely
aren’t done paying for it. Help them get out from under the weight of student
loan debt with a Gift of College gift card, which can also be used to pay off
student loan accounts.
— Courtesy of BPT
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