Frequently Asked Questions - MyPlan - MyAlfondGrant

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to create a profile?

Creating a profile allows you to track your progress, and lets us keep track of MAGgys you’ve earned.

What is a MAGgy?

A MAGgy is a little character that MyAlfondGrant uses to make the MyPlan activities fun and rewarding. Collect all 12!

How do I know if my child has an Alfond Grant?

Babies born as Maine residents on or after January 1, 2013 are automatically awarded the Alfond Grant. It was awarded on a more limited basis for Maine babies born in 2008-2012.  Click here for more information on eligibility.

How can I add to the Alfond Grant so there’s even more money for my child’s future education?

The Alfond Scholarship Foundation has invested the $500 Alfond Grant on behalf of all eligible Alfond Grantees. Families who wish to make their own contributions to their child’s future education need their own account.

What are the DO tasks about?

The DO tasks give you a whole bunch of ideas of the kinds of things that, as a parent, you can DO to help your child’s future. Some of these are things you can do on your own, some are things you do with your child, some are things you might do at school. All of them aim to create opportunities for you to support your child’s growth and create a foundation for their future success.

What are the SAVE tasks about?

The SAVE tasks encourage families to save what they can for their child’s future education. The $500 Alfond Grant is a seed.  Families can also set aside money for their child’s future education – remember, you need your own account to do that.

What are the LEARN tasks about?

The LEARN tasks share information with parents in bite-sized pieces to help them understand what college is and how to pay for it. The “College 101” tasks are short readings that share basic information.  The “College 201” tasks are short readings that include a quiz to test knowledge.  And the “College 301” tasks are digital learning opportunities.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions, fill out the form and submit. Easy as that!

Who do I contact if I have a suggestion?

Have an idea for a DO, SAVE or LEARN task – or an idea for new resources we should share or how to improve what we offer to families? Fill out the form and submit!

How do I share a story about what my family does to support our child’s future?

We love it when families share stories…and pictures! Click here to send us a story (and a photo if you want) that tells us what the Alfond Grant means to your family, or what kinds of things your family does to support a bright future for your child.

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