How Do I Get Started?
After your eligible child receives their free NYC Scholarship Account, there are three initial steps to start participating in the Save for College Program. These Building Blocks are the foundation of our partnership to save together for your child’s educational future.
Click on the icons below to learn more about each Building Block:
Building Block 1: Activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account online
NYC Kids RISE has created a free NYC Scholarship Account for your child and with an initial $100 allocation on your child’s behalf. Take the first step by activating and viewing your child’s account on the Savings Tracker and completing a short survey to earn $25 more.
Ready? Click “Activate Account” below. For step-by-step instructions, click “More Information.”
BUILDING BLOCK 2: OPEN YOUR OWN COLLEGE AND CAREER SAVINGS ACCOUNT AND CONNECT IT TO YOUR CHILD’S NYC SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT
NYC Kids RISE manages your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, and only NYC Kids RISE can put money into that account. To start saving your own money for your child’s future and earn more rewards, you will need to open a college and career savings account that you own for the benefit of your child.
Ready to open an account? Click the button below for more information about your account options and how to open one. By taking this step NYC Kids RISE will put another $25 reward toward your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.
BUILDING BLOCK 3: MAKE YOUR FIRST $5 DEPOSIT INTO YOUR CONNECTED COLLEGE AND CAREER SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Once you have opened a college and career savings account that you own for the benefit of your child and connected it to your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, you are ready to start saving. The amount of money that makes sense to save for college and career is different for every family. The good news is that no amount is too large or too small when you start saving early! Deposit at least $5 into your connected college and career savings account to complete Building Block 3 and NYC Kids RISE will put another $25 reward toward your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.
Ready to start saving? Click below for more information.