The Matched Education Savings Account (MESA) program has launched its "2.0" upgrade. You can now access the MESA program application, financial education, asset evaluation, forms and requests online, through our website ... it's as simple as online banking. We're excited because the upgrade makes our program more efficient and easily accessible for eligible students in Montana. Now students in Washington and Oregon, who are participating in our partner program with the Northwest Credit Union Association, can also use our online portal.
This program is a great deal for students. They can save for college and earn matching funds -- in Montana that ranges from a 3 to 1 to 8 to 1 match; in Washington and Oregon it's 3 to 1. To find out more, read the FAQs. To apply, click on the Matched Savings Account Tab on the navigation bar above.
Nolan Glueckert, Community Development Manager
Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (MCUCD) is a state-wide nonprofit organization working together with Montana's credit unions to improve the social and economic well-being of all Montanans.
We work closely with our parent organization, the Montana Credit Union Network, who has been serving Montana's credit unions as the state credit union trade association for over 70 years. Did you know that credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives owned by their members? That's right, credit unions have no stockholders and are run by an unpaid volunteer board of directors!
Currently MCUCD’s efforts center in the following areas. Click on the above tabs for more information on each category.
If you would like a more detailed look at MCUCD’s accomplishments and disbursements, check out this graphic. MCUCD also has a 501(c)(3) charitable designation from the IRS.
We are passionate about credit unions and the work we do. Whether it is through free tax services, matched savings accounts, consumer resources, or financial education, we are here to help you reach your financial goals.