Children Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts can open the door to a college education and world of possibilities for children.

-Fiona Ma, CPA, California State Treasurer


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CSA in the news

College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes

April 27, 2021, Cohen, P., The New York Times

New research: Child Development Accounts generate assets, positive outlook, and parental investments

April 7, 2021, Gabbert, J., Washington University, Center for Social Development

With Tough Economic Times Ahead, Let’s Still Give Our Children Hope

June 22, 2020, Ma, F. and Nazarian, A., CSQ Magazine

California Assembly Passes Statewide Child Savings Accounts

May 23, 2019, Nazarian, A., California State Assembly Democratic Caucus

More to explore

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  • CalKIDS

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  • College Promise Grant

    For eligible California residents, the California Community Colleges Promise Grant waves enrollment fees.

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