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  • April 6, 2021
    Path to College

    Which is better: AP or dual enrollment?

    High-performing students learn quickly that they can earn college credits while in high school, either by taking Advanced Placement classes or by participating in a Dual Enrollment program with their local state college. Both programs net considerable savings on tuition, look excellent on a college transcript, and give students a head start on college. In […]

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  • February 3, 2021
    Industry Highlights

    Big FAFSA changes begin in October 2022

    Big changes are coming to the FAFSA starting in October 2022. The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” is a form that students and families must fill out in order to qualify for financial aid in college—and completing it has long been synonymous with “epic ordeal.” That odious reputation is one reason Congress inserted FAFSA […]

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  • January 25, 2021
    Saving for College

    Had a baby in 2020? Enter to win!

    While we all endured a challenging 2020, circumstances were especially unique for parents who had a baby in this tumultuous year. Expecting parents counted up all the unknowns of an emerging disease and tried even harder to safeguard themselves and their little ones. Pregnant moms often had to attend in-person doctor’s visits without the companionship […]

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  • January 22, 2021 teacher with kids
    Saving for College

    Four different parents’ take on Florida Prepaid

    Parents are resilient, adaptable, responsive. We have to be. Nobody can go from sound asleep to soothing, feeding, changing and swaddling a newborn faster than a mom. Nobody can clean a skinned knee, fix the Wi-Fi and tell a terribly punny joke like a dad. And nobody adapted to the ongoing challenges of the global […]

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  • January 22, 2021 piggy bank with college cap
    Saving for College

    Why you shouldn’t bank on scholarships alone

    It’s often said that success occurs when preparation and luck meet. This adage certainly applies to college savings when you consider that while scholarships can be a big help, the best strategy involves preparation. Fortunately, Florida Prepaid has you covered with an array of options that can help you diversify your approach to college savings.  […]

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  • December 17, 2020
  • November 24, 2020 Family using piggy bank to save
    Saving for College

    This holiday season, give the legacy gift of education

    Toys, books, clothes and bikes make wonderful gifts, and we hope every kid’s holiday is filled with a few of these cheerful things. But we believe there’s something profound, something permanent, something that feels exponential about the gift of a college education. Your kids and grandkids are too young to really understand this gift now, […]

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  • November 20, 2020
    Path to College

    Is accelerated math right for your middle schooler?

    Parenting a child who struggles with math can be frustrating, but parenting a child who excels in the subject comes with its own complications. One of those challenges arises in middle school, when parents face the occasionally easy, sometimes-difficult decision of whether to place their child on an accelerated math track. Most students wait to […]

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  • October 20, 2020
    Path to College

    Finish the Year Strong: Family Tips from Local Moms

    Today’s blog comes to you from Lindy Mullen of Jacksonville Mom, a locally focused parenting website written by moms, for moms. Lindy is the mom of two Florida Prepaid kids. As we reach the final stretch of this challenging and unprecedented year, we could not think of a better source of perspective and inspiration! The […]

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  • September 25, 2020 Child saving money for college