TuitionMatch-MN is a 3:1 matched savings Individual Development Account program that helps Minnesotans build the financial assets they need to pursue a college education.

  • Triple your money. Save $1 and we will match it with $3
  • Provides financial literacy courses, individualized career counseling, and academic support.
  • Keeps you on track so you can graduate with minimal educational debt.

How it Works:

Deposit $40 of earned income each month over the next two years into a Bremer Individual Development Account (IDA) - that's $480/year or $960/two years.

We will match at a 3:1 rate in your TuitionMatch-MN account to meet the goal of securing the funding for your post-secondary education. Our match into savings is a maximum of $1440 in one year or $2880 over two years.

Once you complete the requirements - you can transfer your savings money plus the match to pay for tuition and fees (fall, spring or summer) including undergraduate, certifications or graduate school at Metropolitan State University.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at Metropolitan State University and have at least 3 semesters left
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Minnesota
  • Must be a United States Citizen, an eligible non-citizen or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student
  • Current household income must be at or below the Federal Income Guideline based on family size (see chart)

2015 TuitionMatch-MN Income Guideline

Number of Household Members Annual Income
1 $23,760
2 $32,040
3 $40,320
4 $48.600
5 $56,880
6 $65,150
7 $73,460
8 $81,780

For households with more than 8 people, add $8,120 for each additional person.

Triple your money. Save dollar and we will match it with three dollars.

Contact information:

Andrew Cseter
TRIO Office
Founders Hall L100/L106
651-793-1525
trio.center@metrostate.edu

Visit any Gateway location or gateway@metrostate.edu (subject: Tuition Match)