Nevada College Kick Start Program to go Statewide
In an effort to improve the graduation rate for higher education in the Silver State, Nevada's College Kick Start Program is set to launch statewide on Tuesday.
The program establishes a $50 savings account for every single public school kindergarten student in Nevada.
Using grant money, the pilot included nearly 3,500 kids -- including 400 from Washoe County. And with this expansion, the program will now include nearly 35,000 kindergarten students across the state.
State Treasurer Kate Marshall says the program is using a portion of program manager fees - not taxpayer dollars - to open these college savings accounts.
To learn more about the Nevada College Kick Start Program, go to http://CollegeKickStart.nv.gov.