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.

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