The Child Support Savings Initiative (CSSI) Program is a partnership between Kansas Child Support Services and the Kansas State Treasurer to establish Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Accounts. The CSSI program is for children of noncustodial parents owing child support arrears or judgments to the State of Kansas or custodial parent. The CSSI program is available to any eligible noncustodial parent with arrears owed to the State, with no enrollment limits.
If back child support is owed to the state, for every dollar invested in the child's CSSI program account, two dollars of child support arrears owed to the state will be written off. The noncustodial parent must contribute at least $25 to open an account (per beneficiary). Interested noncustodial parents can call 888-632-7758 to determine if they are eligible.
To receive credit toward arrears, the noncustodial parent must make the current child support payment in full during the same month plus pay at least one dollar toward the arrears through the Kansas Payment Center. If there is no current support obligation, then the only payment required would be one dollar toward the arrears through KPC.
Please see the Program Description below for additional information.
The Child Support Savings Initiative (CSSI) Program is a partnership between Kansas Child Support Services and the Kansas State Treasurer to establish Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Accounts. For more information please visit www.cssi.dcf.ks.gov.
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Additional information and program requirements can be found at the following links:
Call the program hotline at – (888) 632 – 7758. Our Savings Initiative Specialist, Sandy, is standing by and ready to help!