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Saving for higher education is important, no matter how old your child is.

If you have a smartphone or tablet, you now have a unique way to reach and teach your kids about the basics of saving for college. Small Steps, Big Dreams is a series of fun, interactive games and financial lessons designed to engage your kids and inspire them to be money-smart.

Our Small Steps, Big Dreams program - made up of three mobile applications for specific age ranges - is designed to make the sometimes overwhelming concept of saving for higher education manageable and even fun.

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  • College Cost Cruncher: Get a ballpark estimate of what your college degree could cost. 
  • College Compare-izer: Compare your favorite schools based on a list of criteria that's important to you.
  • Brag Bank: Keep track of your experience to build a stronger college resume.
  • FAFSA Checker: Organize the items you need to fill out your FAFSA.

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  • Dream job finder: Interactive gameboards let kids follow their interests to uncover their dream jobs, whether they love sports, art, music, technology, business, helping others, being outdoors, shopping, or being involved in the community. 
  • Get educated: Find out how much college or vocational school your child will need to achieve the career of their dreams.
  • Compare results: Parents take the challenge to see how well they really know their child and what it takes to help them reach their dreams.

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  • Little by Little ebook: Children become a part of a series of short stories designed to teach them how little by little things grow.
  • What is Money?: We explain the basics of money and why it is important.
  • When I Grow Up: Through activity based interactions they'll think about what they want to be in the future.
  • Save, Share, and Spend: Save for the future, spend today, share a little with those in need.

Brought to you by the CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan
Help your kids afford college tomorrow starting today. CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan is the easy, flexible, tax-advantaged way to start saving now for their higher education.

Learn more about CollegeChoice 529

For more information about the CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan ("CollegeChoice 529"), call 1.866.485.9415 or visit to obtain a Disclosure Statement, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information; read and consider it carefully before investing. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. ("ABD") is Distributor of CollegeChoice 529.

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 favorable state tax and other benefits that are only available through investment in the home state's 529 plan. You also 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 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.

CollegeChoice 529 is administered by the Indiana Education Savings Authority (Authority). 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. CollegeChoice 529's Portfolios invest in: (i) mutual funds; or (ii) an FDIC-insured omnibus savings account held in trust by the Authority at Sallie Mae Bank. Except for the Savings Portfolio, investments in CollegeChoice 529 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, depending on market conditions, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in CollegeChoice 529. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

Upromise is an optional service offered by Upromise, Inc., is separate from the CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan, and is not affiliated with the State of Indiana. Terms and conditions apply to the Upromise service. Participating companies, contribution levels, and terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Transfers from Upromise to a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings account are subject to a $25 minimum.

Upromise and the Upromise logo are registered service marks of Upromise, Inc. Ugift is a registered service mark of ABD.

Not FDIC-Insured (except for the Savings Portfolio). No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee. May Lose Value.

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