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  • November 8, 2021
    Path to College

    Tips for overextended teens

    Our college-bound kids are talented and goal-oriented, but that comes with challenges. What happens when they become overextended? How can parents help teens find balance? Florida Prepaid sat down recently with Dr. Kimberly Renk, a psychology professor at the University of Central Florida, to discuss this.  Here are a few of her helpful insights. Once […]

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  • October 11, 2021
    Path to College

    Cute Alert: Kid costumes that imagine big futures

    The kids might say Halloween is all about the candy, but we adults know that’s not the whole truth. There is joy in transformation, in inhabiting an alter ego for a few hours and imagining what it would be like to be someone else. And while it’s unlikely your little one will ever become a […]

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  • September 27, 2021
    Saving for College

    Florida universities rise in national rankings

    The value of a Florida 529 Prepaid Plan is rising in a way that has nothing to do with actual dollars and everything to do with bang for the buck. U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges lists, and several Florida institutions rose even higher in the rankings. With […]

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  • September 27, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
    Financial Literacy

    What You Should Know About FAFSA

     If there’s anything that’s more fun than doing your taxes, it’s filling out the FAFSA. (Sarcasm intended.) “Many people say it’s worse because it’s harder to understand from a ‘what are they asking me’ point of view,” says Cozy Whitman, an expert at College Inside Track. The company helps families navigate the complicated college process […]

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  • August 23, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
    Financial Literacy

    Customer 101: Quick Tips for Using Your Plan Benefits

    Congratulations to all recent high school graduates!  Are you now ready to attend college and use your Prepaid Plan and/or Savings Plan?  The good news is that this is the easiest part of the whole process, and here are a few helpful tips to get you started. Using Your Prepaid Plan: Create your online account […]

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  • August 3, 2021 teacher with kids
    Path to College

    Florida’s top teachers offer tips for new year

    It’s back-to-school time, and parents are once again working to set students up for success. We are rolling back bedtimes, shopping for school supplies and considering breakfasts that will keep them full until lunchtime — all the pieces that feel in our control. But what about one of the biggest variables: their teachers? What can parents […]

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  • July 25, 2021
    Path to College

    Pro back to school tips for 2021

    Last year was a school year like no other. When it was time to measure 2020-21 student enrollment last fall, the Florida Department of Education qualified it like this: 1,503,788 were “traditional brick & mortar.” 1,211,855 were “innovative.” 76,044 were “traditional virtual.” Most of those “innovative” students began the school year learning at home and […]

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  • July 19, 2021 Family reading a book together
    Path to College

    Tips to combat students’ “summer slide”

    For most students, there is nothing so spectacular as that long, lazy stretch of summer. But research shows that this respite from school can come with a price in the form of summer learning loss. On average, students’ achievement scores decline over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning. “Summer slide is definitely […]

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