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Matched College Savings Program

MissionTo 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

  • Octuple your money!  Save $500 and we will match it with $4,000
  • Learn about finances through financial literacy training
  • Stay on track to graduate with minimal debt

Eligibility requirements

  • Currently enrolled at Delta State University or a prospective student
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Current household income must be at or below the Federal Income Guideline based on family size (see chart)

2015 Matched College Savnigs Income Guideline

Number of household members Annual income
1 $23,540
2 $31,860
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,140
7 $73,460
8 $81,780
For households with more than 8 people, add $4,160 for each additional person.


Contact Information

David Tanner
Phone: (662) 846-4808


A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds approximately 50% of costs for this program. The remaining 50% is funded through non-federal sources.  For more information about Assets for Independence, visit http://idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/.

Partners and Contributors

Delta State University Foundation
Renasant Bank