First Steps Toward College
The State of California is committed to helping children thrive, particularly by increasing access to higher education.
Next year, the California Kids Investment and Development Savings program (CalKIDS) will provide each child born in California and eligible public school students, enrolled in first through 12th grade, with a seed deposit and possible financial incentives in a college savings account.
Sign up here for updates on the development and upcoming launch of CalKIDS, including important information about program eligibility, terms and conditions, and anticipated launch date.
Children with $500 or less designated for college savings are 3x more likely to enroll in college and nearly 4X more likely to graduate than children with no savings.