Iowa's state treasurer is promoting an early investment account program to help parents pay for their kids' higher education.
State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is encouraging parents to register online for College Savings Iowa. A contest throughout March will award accounts with $250 to five random children.
College Savings Iowa is advertised as a program aimed at helping parents pay for higher education expenses early. It includes investment options and possible tax benefits.
Parents can participate in the contest if their children's daycare is registered with the program.