Through the Be College Ready program, families will learn how to plan for future post-secondary expenses and elementary students will get fun school supplies.
To Be College Ready today, schools and families not only need to help prepare students for the academic challenges of the 21st Century, but also be knowledgeable about and prepared for the financial realities of achieving higher education. Research has shown that children with $500 saved for college have greater college expectations. They’re three times more likely to enroll in college and four times more likely to graduate.
"We are pleased to have a great partnership with the Oregon College Savings Plan," said Larry Didway, Superintendent, Oregon City School District. "Preparing our students for college and career readiness is what we strive for, and this program aligns with that mission."
Any family with students between the ages of 1-18 can benefit from creating an Oregon College Savings Plan. For families in the district with kindergartners, the Be College Ready Program is providing an initial $25 deposit into these accounts to help jump start early saving.
In addition to the kindergarten incentive program, every family in the district with an elementary school student has a chance to win a $529 deposit by entering the online sweepstakes. There will be one sweepstakes winner per elementary school.