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How Do I Get Started?

Parents and guardians of newly enrolled students eligible to participate in the Save for College Program can now activate and view their children’s free NYC Scholarship Accounts!

There are three steps to start participating in the Save for College Program. These 3 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 a 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 you will earn an additional $25 from NYC Kids RISE for your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

Building Block 3: Make the first 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 to complete Building Block 3.

Ready to start saving? Click below for more information.

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