|Asset Building||Community Service||Health and Wellness|
|Delta Dollars||AmeriCorps*VISTA||Breast Education and Early-detection Project|
To help low-income students improve their economic situation by providing strategies for long-term savings behavior and helping pay for post-secondary education expenses.Program Description
Delta Dollars is an 8:1 matched Individual Development Account (IDA) program that helps Delta State University students build the financial assets they need to pursue a college education.
• Octuple your money! Save up to $500 and we will match it with $4,000
• Learn about finances through financial literacy training
• Keeps you on track so you can graduate with minimal educational debt
How it Works
2016 Federal Poverty Guideline
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 to the 100% of poverty amount for each additional person.
“This is a great program! I was able to stay on track towards graduation by attending summer school with the funds. I learned a lot from the self-paced financial literacy modules. If I had the opportunity to take part in this program again, Ireally would.” Gabrielle Windless, BSN Student
“This asset-building program assisted me with furthering my college education and provided me with resources to help me achieve financial freedom. Growing up, I wasn’t taught about the various financial services banks offer. The FDIC Money Smart Curriculum provided me with such information. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in the program and volunteer in Cleveland-area communities.” Victoria McGee, M.Ed. Counseling Student
“I was able to invest in myself by furthering my education with the money I saved and the money I received as I match from this program. It provided me with a way to pay tuition and purchase books. I gained valuable insight on the importance of saving. My financial situation has completely improvedsince I enrolled in and completed the program. I would recommend this program to anyone who is eligible and is looking to improve their savings behavior while in college.” Samantha Phillips, MPAc. Student