Did you know that you and your loved ones can make deposits into an Opportunity L.A. (OLA) account? All you need is the student’s name and account number. This can be done in a variety of ways
In-person at a local Los Angeles Citibank branch:
- Visit: https://online.citi.com/US/ag/citibank-location-finder
- Enter your address
- Select “Filter”
- Select “Branches” and then “Apply Filter”
At the Citibank branch parents will be asked to present a valid government-issued photo ID and they will be asked to provide a Social Security Number. Sharing a SSN is completely OPTIONAL. Parents do not need to provide a SSN to make a deposit, they are allowed to decline. The question is part of banking regulations, but a response is not required.
While depositing in person, parents can provide cash, check, or money order. Parents will need to have the student’s Opportunity L.A. account number, which they received in their welcome packet, and the student’s full name. If parents do not have their student’s account number, they may fill out this online form to request one.
Make a check or money order payable to the student's name, include their account number in the memo section of the check, and mail to:
Citi Children’s Savings Accounts
P.O. Box 790020
St. Louis, MO 63179-9966
Step 1 : Log into your bank's online portal and proceed to the "Bill Pay" section.
Step 2: Enter and save the Bill Pay merchant details as follows for all fields as applicable:
- Merchant Name : Opportunity LA
- Account # : [Your student's account number that starts with "3322209"]
- Merchant Address : P.O Box 790020, St Louis, MO 63179-9966
*** Please note that the initial Bill Pay set up takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
Fill out this form and submit it to your employer or other fund originator.
If you need to set up the OLA Program as a Bill Pay merchant at your financial institution, follow the steps below:
Log into your bank’s online portal and proceed to the Bill Pay section.
Enter and save the Bill Pay merchant details as follows for all fields as applicable:
Merchant Name — Enter Program Name (Opportunity LA)
Account # — Enter your student’s XX-digit account number (provided in the welcome letter starting with "3322209")
Merchant Address — Enter the address: P.O. Box 790020 St. Louis, MO 62179-9966
Merchant Phone Number — XXX-XXX-XXXX
Follow the prompts to add the merchant and set up a one-time or recurring payment. Once you have entered this merchant in your bank’s Bill Pay section, you will not have to enter the merchant’s information again and all payments will be sent electronically.