How Do I Get Started?

This content is only relevant to District 30 families already enrolled in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.

If you are a NEW eligible participant, please note that this fall your school will communicate with you about enrollment in the program. You can then check back here starting in January to take the foundational steps in the program, outlined below. In the meantime, read about the Save for College Program, and you can download introductory materials here.

There are three simple steps to start participating in the Save for College Program. We call these the 3 Building Blocks because they 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 an NYC Scholarship Account for your child and made an initial deposit of $100 into it. Take the next step by going online to activate and view your child’s account on the  Savings Tracker and completing a short survey.

Ready? Click “Activate Account” below. For step-by-step instructions, click “More Information”.

Building Block #2: Open your own college savings account and connect it to your child’s scholarship account

NYC Kids RISE manages your child’s 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 your own college savings account.

Ready to open an account? Click the button below for more information about your account options and how to open one.

Building Block #3: Make the first deposit into your connected college savings account

Once you have opened your own college savings account 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 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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