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How Do I Get Started?

If your child joined the Save for College Program during the 2021-2022 school year, you can activate and view their free NYC Scholarship Account now.

If your child is joining the Save for College Program during the 2022-2023 school year, you will be able to activate and view their account in January 2023.

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.

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