Education has been coined one of the most fundamental building blocks for development and one of the strongest instruments for poverty reduction and the revitalization of communities.
Vantage West partners with “Earn to Learn,” a non-profit program that helps limited-income Arizonans save for college. IDAs can only be opened by students who have applied to and been enrolled in the Earn to Learn program (and meet the requirements).
Who can open an IDA? »
There are three stages in the Earn to Learn program.
- The Applicant Stage
- The Saver Stage
- The Recipient Stage
Once you are a high school junior or senior* and get to the Saver Stage, you’ll meet with a financial coach who will guide you towards an IDA.
How do I open and contribute to my IDA? »
You’ll be given a choice of financial institutions during the Saver Stage. Once you choose Vantage West, you’ll be asked to make a deposit** to your account.
What happens with my IDA savings? »
After satisfying the monthly savings goal you set with your financial counselor, the money you saved (plus Earn to Learn’s 8-to-1 matched funds) are applied to your tuition at the college or university.
What are the rates of an IDA? »
Rates accurate as of Friday, July 1, 2016: