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Earn to Learn

  • Earn to Learn
  • 4803 E. 5th St.
    Suite 215
  • Tucson, AZ 85711
  • (520) 405-2041
  • 2008
  • David Rodriguez
  • Director of Access and Recruitment
  • (520) 405-2041

Program Description

We Empower Low-to-Moderate Income Students to Successfully Complete College

Established in 2013, Earn to Learn is the largest and most successful matched-savings scholarship program in the country. It combines student savings with scholarships, financial education, and college success coaching to help low-to moderate-income and under-represented students obtain a college education and graduate workforce-ready with little to no student loan debt.

Income-qualifying students and their families deposit $500 into a savings account each year, then receive an 8:1 match through combined university support and other public and philanthropic funding. This creates $4,500 per academic year in total available funds per academic year for tuition, books, fees and other approved educational related expenses.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 2000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Pima Community College
  • University of Arizona