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Activating Your Child’s
NYC Scholarship Account

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions to complete Building Block #1:

 

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Welcome to the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program! We created this scholarship and savings program to make college more accessible and achievable for every NYC public school student.

NYC Kids RISE has created an NYC Scholarship Account for your child and deposited the first $100 into it. Take the next step by registering online to activate your child’s account on your Savings Tracker. This is the first of the 3 Building Blocks of our partnership for your child’s future.

Activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account online before the deadline and your child will receive an extra $25 from NYC Kids RISE into their account!

Note: each NYC Scholarship Account can only receive the Building Block #1 reward once—for the first adult who activates the account and completes the survey.

Ready? Click View My Account below to activate. For step-by-step instructions, keep reading below.

Questions? Call the NYC Kids RISE hotline at 833-KID-RISE (833-543-7473) or attend a Save for College Program workshop. For a schedule of upcoming workshops, visit nyckidsrise.org/events.

Step-by-step instructions

Follow these steps to activate your child’s
NYC Scholarship Account
(it will take about 15-20 minutes)

What you need to activate

  • Your child’s student identification number or OSIS number.
    You can find this number on your child’s report card, by logging onto your NYC Schools Account at https://mystudent.nyc, or by asking your child’s school.

    NYC Kids RISE will never be able to see or access this OSIS number.

  • Your child’s date of birth

  • Your child’s current zip code

  • Your email address.

That’s it. You do not need to provide a Social Security Number or credit card number to participate in the program or activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

How to register

1. Visit nyckidsrise.org on your computer or mobile phone.

2. Click the red button near the bottom of the screen that says View My Account. (If you’re already on the site, just click here.)

3. On the next page you will see more information on how to register on the Savings Tracker. Scroll to the bottom and click Get Started Here. If you want to register in another language besides English, click the button for that language.

4. You should now see a form with the title “Activate Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account”. Fill in the form and click Register.

5. You will now see a screen titled “New Profile”. Fill in the information in the form, review and accept the Terms of Use and click Create user profile.

Congratulations, you have registered on the Savings Tracker!

Make sure to remember the email address and password you used. Keep your password secure and do not share it with anyone else.

6. You have now reached your Savings Tracker. Here, you can view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account. To get started, click the link that says Introductory Survey.

7. Read the instructions and fill in the requested information about yourself and your child. Completing this survey will help NYC Kids RISE better work with you to save for your child’s future. All questions are optional.

After answering the survey questions, click Submit. Then click Close to return to the homepage.

8. On the homepage, scroll down to the box labeled Your College Savings Accounts to view the value of your child’s NYC Scholarship Account. You should see a graph showing the value of your child’s scholarship account over time.

9. When you have finished exploring this page, click the link that says Log out at the top right of the page.

10. What’s Next? Visit the nyckidsrise.org homepage and click the  Building Block #2 icon to take the next steps for your child’s future.

For more information about your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, keep reading below or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Important facts about your child's
NYC scholarship account

  • This account is managed by NYC Kids RISE, and the money is set aside for your child’s college and career training.

  • The money is invested in a 529 plan, a type of investment account specifically created for college savings.

  • Only NYC Kids RISE can deposit funds into this account. Community members (including local organizations and businesses) can add to their community’s scholarship
    accounts through NYC Kids RISE. Check out our website in the coming months for more details.

  • NYC Kids RISE will deposit rewards into this account as you complete each of the 3 Building Blocks.

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