College Savings Iowa Program

Learn more about College Savings Iowa and GEAR UP Iowa's partnership for matching funds in a 529 College Savings Plan

Need Help Saving for College?

GEAR UP Iowa families can boost their college savings thanks to a partnership between Iowa College Aid and State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald!

Students and familes who save as little as $500 are:

  • 3 times more likely to continue their education after high school
  • 4 times more likely to graduate*

GEAR UP Iowa families who open a new College Savings Iowa Plan with as little as $25 recieve a matching contribution of up to $50 to their account from College Savings Iowa.

Already have a College Savings Iowa account set up for your GEAR UP Iowa student? Please fill out the form below so we can confirm the account with the State Treasurer’s Office. If you haven’t set up an account yet, please visit, then come back and fill out the form below. After we confirm your student’s account, $25 will be deposited for existing accounts opened before January 1, 2015 and $50 will be deposited for newly opened accounts.

To qualify, please send the following to

  • Your first and last name
  • Email and physical address used to open the account
  • Phone number
  • Student's school and
  • Whether it is a new account (opened after Jan. 1, 2015) or and existing account (opened prior to Jan. 1, 2015).