Learn More About MESA at August 26 Webinar

With student loan debt nationally totaling more than $1.2 trillion, families are looking for alternative ways to pay tuition. Credit unions can help through the Matched Education Savings Account (MESA) program. Through your Foundation’s partnership with Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (MCUCD), MESA will expand into credit unions in Oregon and Washington. You’re invited to a webinar to learn more.

The MESA program was created by MCUCD in 2005. In Montana, MESA has helped 183 participants save $64,857 — and realize another $234,598 in matched savings. Half of Montana’s credit unions offer MESA to students at five partner colleges. The matching funds are made possible by grants from various foundations, schools and organizations.

On Wednesday, August 26, starting at 9:00 a.m. PDT, MCUCD Executive Director Karen Smith, CUDE, will lead a webinar. Northwest credit unions will be able to take a deeper look at MESA and its benefits for credit unions, colleges and universities, students and members. Registration is open online.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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