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Save today for your child's tomorrow!

Every child who is a Massachusetts resident is eligible to receive a $50 deposit into a U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan within one year of their birth or adoption. Click the button below to visit the Fidelity site and create an account!

ALERT: SNAP into BabySteps Application Processing Update

Please note that the Office of Economic Empowerment is receiving a high volume of emails from families interested in enrolling in SNAP into BabySteps. We are processing applications on a rolling basis.

SNAP into BabySteps

Monthly deposits for your children's future

Every Massachusetts child enrolled in both the BabySteps Savings Plan and SNAP within one year of their birth or adoption is eligible to receive a monthly deposit of $10 to their MEFA U.Fund 529 account for one year.

Why save for your child’s future education with BabySteps?

¡Complete su solicitud en español!

Visite el sitio de Fidelity para completar la solicitud en español.

Los residentes pueden abrir una cuenta U.Fund 529 en español. Haga clic en el botón a continuación para visitar el sitio de Fidelity y descargar el PDF para comenzar.

Learn more about BabySteps

Attention Adoptive Families!

Adopted children can be a part of BabySteps, too

Families with adopted children just need to fill out this easy form to be verified in order to receive the free $50 deposit. Every child is eligible within one year of adoption, regardless of their age.

Get involved today!

Do You Live in Boston?

BPS kindergartners get a Boston Saves account with $50

The Boston Saves program provides an account with $50 to all children entering K2 (kindergarten) at a Boston Public School. This money can be used for their college or career training someday. Plus, families can take simple steps to earn even more!

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