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How much should I invest for my child's education?
Citibank® College Savings Plan make your dreams for your children become a reality. Education costs are spiraling as the following chart shows how the average cost of tuition and fees at an average-priced public or private school can increase over the course of 18 years at an inflation rate of 5.7% p.a.

Estimated Future Cost of 4 year College Education

Child's Age Now Public College
Private College
15 $53,068 133,988
12 $61,433 155,108
9 $71,117 179,557
6 $82,327 $207,860
3 $95,303 $240,624
Newborn $110,325 $278,552

Your greatest ally in saving for your child's college education is time - the earlier you start, the less money you'll likely need to put aside. That's because your money will have more time to grow (and to weather market fluctuations). Small amounts regularly set aside can grow substantially over time.

Monthly Investments required to save for your child's college education

If your child's age is
15 Yrs
12 Yrs
9 Yrs
6 Yrs
3 Yrs
New Born

So how do I create a plan and when should I begin?
Your Relationship Manager will help you create a plan to meet your objectives. Small amounts invested in Citibank® College Savings Plan can grow substantially over time. Citibank® will help you select the Investment programme that best suits your profile and objective. Click here to start a Citibank® College Savings Plan today.

What makes Citibank® College Savings Plan unique?
30 day FREE trial period

Flexibility to top up your regular monthly investment plan with lump-sum amounts as and when you have surplus funds to invest.

You can shift your funds from one profile to another FREE of cost up to 3 times a year, after the initial three year period.


Are there any added benefits to this Plan?
You will receive Personal Accident Insurance Cover for yourself depending on the monthly contribution, from ALICO-Family Guard*

Family Guard Cover

Monthly Contribution
($ p.m.)
Personal Accident Insurance Cover
100 50,000
500 250,000
1,000 500,000
2,000 1,000,000
5,000 2,500,000

Click here to start a Citibank® College Savings Plan today.

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