PCC partners with ‘Earn to Learn’ to help reduce tuition

Phillip Bramwell, Tuscon Local Media; Oct 18, 2019

Pima Community College announced a new partnership with Earn to Learn, a tuition scholarship program for Pell grant recipients, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

The Earn to Learn scholarship is a tuition-match program funded by philanthropic donations from Arizona public and private sector businesses. Earn to Learn is designed to help students avoid debt from school loans, and also teaches them how to better handle money.

“It is designed to help make sure good financial habits occur well beyond the college years,” said Marcy Euler, President and CEO of the Pima Community College Foundation.

“It is a many-faceted approach to creating good long-term spending habits and understanding the value of money.”

Students engaging in Earn to Learn are instructed to save $500, which will be applied to the costs of attending PCC. Each year they accumulate their $500, Earn to Learn will provide an 8-to-1 matching scholarship of $4,000. Students have at least six months to save up the $500. Earn to Learn’s “Success Coaches” can even help students set up a savings plan to reach their goal. The grant covers tuition and other school-related expenses.

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Pima Community College partners with Earn to Learn

Students can receive up to $4,000 for tuition, fees

By KOLD News 13 Staff | October 2, 2019 at 4:57 PM MST – Updated October 2 at 4:57 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Pima Community College will partner with a national matched-savings scholarship program to provide students with additional financial opportunities.

In an effort to help future and current Pima students support their education, the college partnered with Earn to Learn to provide qualified students with as much as $4,000 in support. Through the partnership, which is geared toward low- to moderate-income students, Pima students have the chance to earn scholarships and participate in financial literacy and college success coaching.

Pima will be the first community college in the country to partner with Earn to Learn. Students interested in participating in the program should apply at earntolearn.org by Oct. 25.

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