Congratulations on Opening Your Own College Savings Account!

Dear Save for College Program Family,

Congratulations! You opened and connected your own college savings account and earned a reward of $25! Your family now has a dedicated savings account to save for your child’s college and career training.

To log back in and check your balance, click here to visit Savings Tracker.

Keep reading below for more information on how to take the next step and continue earning more scholarship rewards for your child’s account.

Your Save for College Program Journey

You have opened and connected your own college savings account. Congratulations! Your family now has a dedicated savings account to save for your children’s college and career training.

Don’t wait! Join other families who already made their first $5 deposit and received up to $25 for their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts.

How to Make Your First $5 Deposit and Complete Building Block #3

NYC Kids RISE has already deposited thousands of dollars in additional scholarship rewards to the NYC Scholarship Accounts of families who completed Building Block #3. Join them and earn your own reward of $25 by making your first deposit today.

If you have an NY 529 Direct Plan Account:
  • To deposit online:
    • Log back on to Savings Tracker and then click on the 529 Account tab under “Your College Savings Accounts”. Then, click on “Manage 529 Account”.
    • Log in to your account at and click “Contribute”.
    • Follow the instructions to link your checking account and make a deposit.
  • To deposit a check:
    • Complete this form and mail it with your check to New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, P.O. Box 55440, Boston, MA 02205-8323
If you have an Amalgamated Save for College Bank Account:
  • You can make a deposit by writing a check or via electronic transfer, including money transfer apps. For more information and support, contact Michael Ippolito at [email protected]

Questions or Concerns

Need help getting started?
  • Call the NYC Kids RISE hotline at (833) 543-7473 or email us at [email protected] if you have any technical questions about making a deposit and would like to be walked through the process.
  • Make an appointment with the NYC Kids RISE team for 1:1 support:
  • English / Bangla: Lamia Aesha
  • English / Spanish: Arli Cornejal
Don’t have $5 right now? You don’t have to do it alone
  • Have you heard of Ugift®? Family and/or friends can easily and securely give money to your child without accessing any of your account information. Log into your NY 529 account at and click “Share Ugift® code and view history of gifts” to get started. For more information, click here.

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