Education Savings Plan Kildare, Ireland

With an education savings plan – you can gradually build up on the funds necessary to support your children’s future.

A great education is the best possible start in life, and most parents want to ensure that they can provide for their children’s education, from primary school right through to third level.

A lot of parents do not realise the amount of costs involved in providing a third level education.

With an education savings plan – you can gradually build up on the funds necessary to support your children’s future.

Zurich Ireland has carried out research on the Cost of Education in Ireland in 2022

see below:

Education Savings Plan The Cost of College Education

What are the benefits?

  • Peace of mind – knowing you have a plan in place will help relieve some of the financial pressure B
  • Gift Tax exemption – The plan allows you to maximize the Gift Tax saving by enabling you to legally assign the plan to your child, thus making full use of the annual Gift Tax exemption limit of €3,000 from any individual (€6,000 from a married couple).
  • Flexibility – You can vary your payments whenever you like, you can increase payments or even take a break.
  • Funds –Wide selection of funds you can choose to invest in.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Education Savings Plan

If I come into a lump sum can I invest this into the Education Savings Plan?
Yes you can.

Ideally I would always like to see some my clients diversify and not have all their finances in the one pot. You could possibly look at putting the lump sum into an investment Bond and keep this separate from education savings, this product would also still have a wide variety of funds that you could choose from.

Will this money go to my children as soon as they start college?

No, the money wont be paid out to your child directly. Also as the policy is in your name they wont have authorisation over how much is withdrawn from the plan.

You have control over where you want the money to go to such as Fees, Accomodation, Books etc..

When should I look at starting an education savings plan?
It depends if you want to start when your children are small and still in primary school any money invested will have potential to grow over time as the plan will have been in place for quite some time.
Can I withdraw from this plan before my child goes to college?
Ideally no, the aim of the plan is that you will use it in the future and the plan will have had time for growth over the years.
What happens if I stop paying premiums?
The policy will become paid up and a value is payable at any time you choose to make a full or partial encashment. The policy value will not be guaranteed and will continue to be affected by investment returns.