Arizona Program Helps College Students ‘Earn to Learn’

| October 19, 2016

By Brooke Goldstein •  Arizona Public Media

Some incoming college freshman attending Arizona’s state universities are getting a boost from a savings and financial aid program.

When Katrina Verduzco was a senior in high school she saw money as the biggest obstacle to going to college.

Then she learned about the “Earn to Learn” program at the University of Arizona and saw a way over the biggest hurdle standing between her and a college degree.

“I really want to go to college and I’m going to figure out how to get there. And I wasn’t going to take no for an answer,” she said.

Earn to Learn is a savings program that allows students from low-income backgrounds to pay for tuition, books and other school-related expenses. Once they enroll at one of Arizona’s three state universities, they are eligible to receive $8 for every $1 saved, and up to $4,000 in matching funds.

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