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Welcome to the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program!

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Families with students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grade across 39 schools in School District 30 Queens are eligible to participate in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, a program launched in 2017 to support children’s college and career training future. This is an opt-out program available to families no matter their income or immigration status.

Continue reading for more information about the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program and next steps, or click here to download a PDF version of this guide


About the Save for College Program

Infographic Slide 1 What is it? A way for the community to work together to save for our children's future

Infographic Slide 1 Who can participate? Families with students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grade in a participating school located in District 30, no matter their income or immigration status

Infographic Slide 1 Why was it created? So that every NYC public school student has savings for college & career training

Infographic Slide 1 What do I need for the scholarship? Your Child's Student ID Number
Your Child's Date of Birth
Your Home ZIP Code
You do not have to deposit money
You do not need a bank account
You do not have to provide your Social Security Number or ITIN

Infographic Slide 1 What comes next? After activating their NYC Scholarship Account, families have the opportunity to open their own college savings account

Infographic Slide 1 Learn More Talk to your school's Parent Coordinator; or Contact NYC Kids RISE:
(833) 543-7473
info@nyckidsrise.org
www.nyckidsrise.org

Your Save for College Program Journey

We’re saving for college and career training, together. This Fall, ALL District 30 kindergartners, and any new first-graders, second-graders, and third-graders, become eligible to participate in this scholarship and savings program and receive up to $275 from NYC Kids RISE towards their educational future, regardless of their family’s income or immigration status. Kick off elementary school with funds for college and career training through these steps (Click here to download a PDF version of this guide):

Infographic Slide 1 Do not sign the Opt Out form that you receive from your child’s school to automatically receive an NYC Scholarship Account with a free $100
deposit from NYC Kids RISE
If you want to participate in the Save for College Program, all you have to do is not sign the Opt Out form you receive in November. For more information, call 833-543-7473 or ask your parent coordinator.

Infographic Slide 1 Building Block #1: Activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account online In January, to activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, visit the Savings Tracker and register online at nyckidsrise.org. When you do, NYC Kids RISE will deposit a $25 reward into your child’s account!

Infographic Slide 1 Building Block #2: Open your own college savings account You can open your child’s own college savings account and link it to your child’s NYC Scholarship Account. When you do, NYC Kids RISE will deposit another $25 scholarship reward. To learn more about account options, visit nyckidsrise.org/options.

Infographic Slide 1 Building Block #3:
Make your first deposit
Deposit at least $5 into your connected college savings account before the deadline, and your child will receive up to an extra $25 from NYC Kids RISE into their account!

Infographic Slide 1 Keep saving for your child’s college education and career training You, your family, your community, and NYC Kids RISE can keep saving together over time. Starting when your child is in first grade through the end of third grade, NYC Kids RISE will match the next $100 your family saves. For every dollar your family saves, NYC Kids RISE will save another $1 for your child, too. Keep saving in the ways that make sense for you and your family. Members of your community can also contribute to your child’s education through Community Scholarships.

Infographic Slide 1 Use your savings for your child's education! You can use the money in the NYC Scholarship Account for your child’s higher education, including two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and vocational and technical programs in New York, across the US, and in some schools abroad.

Important Note

Enrollment in the Save for College Program is offered on a rolling basis, if you do not join a school in District 30 between September and November 2020, the dates mentioned in the above journey map may be different for you and your family. To start the process, any family that joins a school in District 30 during the school year should receive an opt out form within 60 days of entering the school.


Still have questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers. You can also call (833) 543-7473 or email us at info@nyckidsrise.org for support.


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