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Want to save for Education?

You’ve come to the right place. We don’t only aim to make saving for your child’s education easy and flexible, we also want to see your kid get the best education under the sun. Whether you want to save for yourself or for your child, we have education savings plans designed for your education needs. Never struggle to cover the cost of uniforms, sports gear, music lessons and for some, extra maths and science lessons. It’s never too early or too late to start, let us help you plan for those education costs.

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So, what is the future cost of education?The examples set out in the table below show the estimated future cost of a university degree. The best time for education planning is around the time your child is born. That way, you have lots of years ahead of you to save money in an education plan. If you didn’t start saving for education when your child was born, then the next best time to start is now.
Child's current age
Estimated Future Education Costs
How much you will have saved with R500 per month
How much you will have saved with R1 000 per month
How much you will have saved with R1 500 per month
3 years

R991 099

R475 054
R950 109
R1 425 163
8 years
R624 561
R238 231
R476 463
R714 694
10 years
R535 460
R175 067
R350 134
R525 202
3 years
Benefits
8 years
Benefits
10 years
Benefits
Estimated Future Education Costs
R917 684
How much you will have saved with R500 per month
R475 054
How much you will have saved with R1 000 per month
R950 109
How much you will have saved with R1 500 per month
R1 425 163
Estimated Future Education Costs
R624 561
How much you will have saved with R500 per month
R238 231
How much you will have saved with R1 000 per month
R476 463
How much you will have saved with R1 500 per month
R714 694
Estimated Future Education Costs
R535 460
Estimated Future Education Costs
R624 561
How much you will have saved with R1 000 per month
R350 134
How much you will have saved with R1 500 per month
R525 202

The purpose of this table is to illustrate the benefit of starting to save for education as early as possible. Assumes: the cost of a 4-year-degree, with your child starting at age 18yrs; an 8% expected annual growth in value of savings; an 8% expected annual inflation rate. Growth rates can vary depending on economic circumstances. The amount that you need to save might however differ depending on your specific circumstances and needs. Please do not rely purely on this table when making financial decisions. It’s always important to get professional financial advice.

Okay, so you get the picture, now let's explore your options
We know you don’t only want your child to be bright in class, you also want a bright financial future for yourself. Right? The feeling is mutual - we want all things bright. Our products are designed to make saving for education simple and flexible. Have a look at our products and make saving for education fun.
Features
Tax Free Savings Account
Grow your savings without paying tax on the growth your money makes
FutureInvest 4 Education
A fixed investment plan designed to help you save for education
Unit Trusts
A highly flexible investment with a large selection of funds to choose from
Starting premium
From R250/month

From R265/month

From R350/month
From R500/month

Is my investment growth tax free?

Can I access my money when I need it?
Can I choose funds outside Old Mutual?
Can I invest online?
Tax Free Savings Account
Grow your savings without paying tax on the growth your money makes
Features
FutureInvest 4 Education
A fixed investment plan designed to help you save for education

Features

Flexible Plan
Allows you to supplement your tax free savings or simply save for any other life goals
Features
Unit Trusts
A highly flexible investment with a large selection of funds to choose from
Features
Starting premium
From R250/month
Is my investment growth tax free?
Can I access my money when I need it?
Can I choose funds outside Old Mutual?
Can I invest online?
Starting premium

From R265/month

Is my investment growth tax free?
Can I access my money when I need it?
Can I choose funds outside Old Mutual?
Can I invest online?
Starting premium
From R350/month
Is my investment growth tax free?
Can I access my money when I need it?
Can I choose funds outside Old Mutual?
Can I invest online?
From R500/month
Is my investment growth tax free?
Can I access my money when I need it?
Can I choose funds outside Old Mutual?
Can I invest online?

Please note that it always remains important to read and understand the terms and conditions of each product.

Why save for education?The cost of education increases at a faster rate than general inflation. This means you must invest in a solution that can provide returns that can beat those escalating education costs.What does education cost?Education inflation (currently at 8%) is one of the reasons many of us struggle to save enough to cover the cost of school and university fees (and all those extras).

Make your money work for you! You want to be able to invest your money where you can get inflation-beating returns. That means investing it in a savings vehicle that provides capital growth (that’s growth for your money) over the medium- to long-term. The more time you have to invest your money the more time it has to grow.

What does education cost? - Cost of Education
Some helpful reads on education savingsHere's some reading to help get your head around education savings.