Matched Education Savings Account

The Matched Education Savings Account (MESA) program is helping hardworking students with limited incomes save for college expenses. For every $1 you save, the Northwest MESA program matches it with $3. Save up to $500 and you will be eligible for the maximum match of $1,500 for a total of $2,000!

You may be eligible if:

  • You are a member of a household with an annual income under a certain level.
  • You have earned income.
  • You are an Idaho, Washington, or Oregon resident enrolled in or planning to enroll in a post-secondary school in one of these states.
  • You are willing to save a minimum of $25 for six months.

*Household: individuals who share the use of a dwelling unit as primary quarters for living and eating separate from other individuals. Students who are claimed as dependents are considered part of their parents' household.

For more information and to apply visit If you qualify, a staff member will contact you to make an appointment to set up your new MESA account.


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