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The Children’s Savings Account Program helps families plan and save for their children’s education after high school.
THA tenants who are 18 and younger are eligible to enroll if they are a resident living in: 6th Ave Apartments, Arlington Apartments, Bay Terrace, Bergerson Terrace, Dixon Village, EB WilsonFawcett Apartments, Hillside Terrace, Ludwig, North G St., North K St., Salishan, The Rise at 19th, or Wright Avenue.
If you have a Children’s Savings Account and have earned your high school diploma or GED equivalent, you may request your CSA earnings by completing the disbursement form by clicking the link below.
The Childrens Savings Account in partnership with the Washington 529 Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program!
What is the GET?
The GET program is a Washington 529 college savings plan.
The savings in a GET account grow tax-free and remain tax-free when your child uses it for a variety of education expenses at schools in the U.S. and even abroad. Washington State then guarantees that the value of the account will keep pace with tuition growth of the highest priced Washington public college (UW and WSU). Your child can attend any public, private, community, technical/vocation school in the U.S. and even schools abroad and use their funds to pay for a variety of education expenses.
You can make contributions to an account at any time, in any amount. The most effective way to see your savings grow is to routinely deposit whatever amount you are comfortable with and plan to increase it as you can. Every dollar saved is less a student borrows. In this way, the GET accounts act much like those in our traditional CSA program but with the added feature of a guaranteed value for education expenses that will keep pace with inflation and rising costs.
What the CSA offers:
Financial education for the whole family
Financial Aid Navigation & Supports
College & Career Navigation & supports
Students can earn up to $500 in their GET account for reaching their educational goals
How it works:
Earn $500 into your GET Savings Account by:
- Creating a GET account and begin saving. GET accounts must be open for 2 years before funds can be disbursed.
- Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Earn your high school accreditation (high school diploma, GED or equivalent)
- Enrolling into a post-secondary program of your choice!
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The Urban Institute conducted an interim report on our CSA Program. In September 2016, the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) contracted with the Urban Institute (Urban) to conduct a three-year implementation