Earn money for college through City of Austin savings program

moneyllincolnAustin Community College students and employees who are Austin residents are eligible to receive up to $4,000 for education expenses through a city-sponsored savings program.

The City of Austin’s matched savings account program encourages students to save money by offering to pay $4 for every $1 they save, up to $1,000 in savings. That means those who save the $1,000 maximum would earn an additional $4,000 to spend on tuition and educational supplies, such as books, computers, or lab supplies.

Program applicants must reside in Austin, meet income requirements, have some earnings ― including from part-time work, such as babysitting ― and fulfill other requirements.

ACC plans to offer information sessions about the program in January.

For more information, view the city’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Matched Savings Account webpage.

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