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