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Paying for College


TuitionMatch – MN

Triple your money for college!

TuitionMatch is a program designed to encourage participants to get in the habit of saving money from every paycheck. Participants must meet eligibility guidelines, save money from a job into a special savings account for at least six months, and complete a free online financial literacy course. Once all program requirements have been met, participants receive $3 for every one dollar they have put into the account. You can use TuitionMatch funds for college tuition and additional costs required for obtaining a post-secondary degree. As an eligible TuitionMatch participant, you may save up to $960 and deposit the full $960 of earned income when you open your savings account; or you can make monthly installments over the course of two years. This initial investment will be matched 3:1 for a total of up to $3,840.

  • Triple your money: Save $1 and we will match it with $3
  • Receive financial literacy training, individualized career counseling and work experiences
  • Stay on track so you can graduate fully prepared to enter the workforce with minimal debt

Eligibility requirements

  • Currently enrolled at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Minnesota resident
  • Must be a United States citizen, an eligible non-citizen or a DACA student
  • Must have at least 3 semesters left at MCTC
  • Currently employed
  • Current household income is less than 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines:
    (Guidelines effective May 1, 2017)

Number in household
Annual income
1 $ 24,120
2 $ 32,480
3 $ 40,840
4 $ 49,200
5 $ 57,560
6 $ 65,920
 7 $ 74,280
 8* $ 82,640

*For households with more than 8 people, add $4,180 for each additional person.

Frequently asked questions

For more information contact

Project Coordinators of TuitionMatch–MN
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
tuitionmatch@minneapolis.edu

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