ESL, MCC, PathStone announces new college savings program

Updated: 04/22/2014 8:48 PM
Created: 04/22/2014 4:11 AM WHEC.com

College can be pretty expensive for students and their families, but a new savings program at Monroe Community College is trying to make it a little easier.

MCC, ESL Federal Credit Union and Pathstone Corporation announced a new partnership.For every $375 dollars a student saves, the program called "Save for Success" will match up to $3,000 to help pay for tuition, books and other educational expenses. It will also include financial and life skills counseling for students.

Anne Kress, MCC President, said, “Save for Success enables them to access MCC and engage in one of our career pathway programs, for example, walk directly out into a sustaining wage job, and that's an opportunity they didn't have before."

Organizers say they hope to help more than 100 students pay for and graduate from MCC over a two-year period.

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