PROGRAMS | Matched Savings Scholarship

Core Offerings

savings to scholarship

Earn to Learn Students And Their Families:

  • Earn $4,000 toward college tuition on their $500 savings commitment per academic year
  • Receive college and workforce readiness training and ongoing academic support
  • Develop financial capability and stability
  • Identify financial goals, create personalized budgets, and learn about credit
  • Receive ongoing support and connections to resources throughout high school and college

First Year At-a-Glance

BEFORE YOU GET TO CAMPUS

MARCH

Ensure you have completed your 2019-2020 FAFSA and there are no errors/issues.

Apply for admission to the Arizona university or community college of your choice.

APRIL

Confirm with Earn to Learn your university choice and start term.

Formally accept your offer of admission at the university of your choice.

MAY

If you did not submit your Student Aid Report in your original Earn to Learn application you must submit your SAR to Earn to Learn by May 1st.

Review and address university assigned To-Dos & FAFSA Verification issues.

JUNE

Ensure you have $250 in your savings account by June 15th.

JULY

Enroll in a minimum of 12 credits for the Fall term by July 1st OR sign up university orientation.

ON CAMPUS

AUGUST

If you are on track with your savings and you’ve completed all the “before campus” tasks, your scholarship will be processed! $250 of your savings will be wired to the university and savings/scholarship will be processed.

Remember you must attend one in-person Earn to Learn event or two online events to complete your Event Requirements each academic year.

SEPTEMBER

Complete 12 hours of Financial Literacy Training to receive your scholarship again. You should have completed at least 5 of these hours, so catch up now if you need to!

OCTOBER

Ensure you have $250 in your savings account by October 15th.

JANUARY

If you are on track with your savings and your university account is in good standing your scholarship will be processed again! $250 of your savings will be wired to the university and savings/scholarship will be automatically applied to your tuition and fees.

Enroll in a minimum of 12 credits for the Spring term by January 1st.

Renew your Earn to Learn scholarship to figure out your savings term and new monthly savings goal for next year.

JUNE

Complete all 12 hours of your Financial Literacy Training by June 1st.

JULY

Enroll in a minimum of 12 credits for the Fall term and start the next academic year.

Student Testimonials

success stories

Genesis

“Getting an education isn’t free, and after everything my family and teachers have done, it is now up to me to make sure that I am making the right decisions. Every dollar matters, and after paying for expected expenses you need to be prepared for the unexpected. Earn to Learn has always been there keeping me on a path to move forward.”

Analyssa

“There were a lot of steps I needed to take to find and follow through with scholarships and grants. I was confused and overwhelmed, but my success coach followed up on all my questions. I never had anyone to talk to about how important saving is. Now I am knowledgeable about everything from a 401K to handling medical costs to creating a plan. I am more independent because I know how to create a plan and feel confident talking with others about decisions around finances.”

Lizbeth

“You never know what’s going to happen. Having savings reduces that uncertainty. I am more confident in my financial independence because of what I’ve learned. I am very grateful for the Earn to Learn opportunity and happy that my family is part of the program.”