Are you saving for College?

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

You May Be Eligible If...

• You are a member of a household with an annual income under a certain level. For example, a household of one has income equal to or less than $23,540. Add $8,320 for each additional household member.

• You have earned income.

• You are a Montana student enrolled at least half time (6 credits) at MSU.

Participants are asked to commit to...

• Make monthly savings deposits of at least $25 and save for at least 6 months.

• Participate in personal finance/money management training and post-secondary planning.

• Maintain regular contact with program representatives.

Let Us Help You Achieve Your Educational Goals!

For more information contact Montana Credit Unions for Community Development, 406-442-9081, ext 145 or visit and click on 'Matched Savings Accounts.'

MESA Program FAQ

MESA Program Application