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CalKIDS - California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program


Research shows that children with a savings account dedicated to their higher education are more likely to enroll in college and graduate than children without a savings plan. CalKIDS was created by the state of California to give eligible children a starting point for saving for their future education and career training. 

Administered by the ScholarShare Investment Board, CalKIDS provides eligible low-income public school students with up to $1,500 in a savings account. Enrollment in CalKIDS is automatic, however, to access the funds, families must register at Parents or students 17 years old or older may request funds for higher-education-related tuition, books, computer equipment, and other supplies. Parents can link their student’s CalKIDS account to a new or existing ScholarShare 529 account if they would like to make additional contributions. ScholarShare 529 is the state’s official college savings plan. 

For more information, click on the fliers below or visit the CalKIDS website.

Downloadable fliers: