College Planning

Preparing and paying for higher education

When it comes to paying for college, there are a number of options to choose from. Students can apply for financial aid, scholarships, loans or grants. As a parent, grandparent or legal guardian, you may even decide early on to start investing in a savings program for your child, such as the Gerber Life College Plan. With all of the available options to pay for a college education, it can be difficult for parents and their children to determine which plan is best for them. That's why Gerber Life online articles include valuable insights and ideas to help your family prepare for the college years. Our articles and advice can help you rest-assured that your child will be prepared for college and anything else the future may hold.

  1. How much will you spend on back-to-school costs? – Infographic

    average back to school costs

  2. How to Start a Gerber Life College Plan in Three Easy Steps

    chalkboard with steps of starting a Gerber Life College Plan The Gerber Life College Plan1 is an endowment life insurance policy that provides a guaranteed payout* at maturity that can be used for college expenses or for anything else, without penalty. You choose the time frame and the payment amount, so you’ll know exactly how much money will be available upon maturity.

  3. Gerber Feeding Their Future Sweepstakes

    Gerber Baby Foods and Gerber Life Feeding Their FutureParents of children ages 4 and under: Do you want to help save for your child’s future? Start by entering a sweepstakes to win money for his or her college education!

    The Gerber Products Company – “the baby food people” – is giving away a $50,000 Gerber Life College Plan, and other daily $1,000 cash prizes, through the Feeding Their Future sweepstakes. Parents of children ages 4 and under are eligible to enter the sweepstakes, which begins August 31 and lasts until October 19.

  4. Involve Grandparents in Your Child’s Life and Education

    0907-involving-grandparents-in-educationMany children are lucky enough to know and to have special memories of times shared with their grandparents. When possible, give your children that gift by including their grandparents in their lives and by encouraging grandparents to take an active role.

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  5. Obama Expands Plans for College Debt Relief

    Student Loan PaperworkOn June 9, President Obama announced three actions intended to help young Americans pay off their college debt.

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