Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a MESA?
Q: What is a savings match?
Q: Where are savings deposited?
Q: What is required of MESA participants?
Q: Who is eligible to participate?
Q: Is there more to a MESA program than just savings matches?
Q: How do participants receive match funds and purchase their asset goal?
Q: What asset purchases are allowed under the MESA Program?
Q: Is the MESA program right for me?
Q: How will savings in a MESA affect financial aid?
Q: How will matched money in a MESA affect financial aid?
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The MESA Programs are collaborative projects with generous funding and support from:
Big Sky Youth Empowerment • Carroll College • Gallatin College • Montana GEAR UP Montana State University • Montana Tech – Ron Verbeck Family • Northwest Credit Union Association • University of Montana • NeighborWorks Montana • Montana Credit Unions • US Department of Health and Human Services through the Assets for Independence Program