Invest in Your College Success

“I am proud to be a part of the Matched Student Savings. It’s a great program that not only gives me a chance to start learning how to save money but also helps have a plan to pay off any loans after I graduate.”

Diana P.
MS2 Participant



The Formula for SuccessMS2 is not a loan. It is an income and need-based financial aid program. MS2 is renewable for up to four years depending on on-going funding as long as students reapply and remain eligible.



What is MS2?

The Matched Student Savings, or MS2, is an innovative, privately funded, need-based financial aid program that pairs resources with eligible students pursuing a college education at one of Washington’s leading independent colleges and universities. MS2 makes college more affordable by matching student savings at a 6:1 ratio, giving students a total of $3,500 to use for tuition or approved educational expenses per enrollment year!

MS2 teaches and rewards a healthy habit of savings.

The MS2 program allows income-eligible students to enroll in college and graduate with, if not lower loan debt, lower financial stress and more time to focus on academics. By doing so, MS2 increases access for Washington’s low-income students. This allows them to acquire a lifetime asset and change the trajectory of not only their lives, but their families’ for generations to come.

MS2 is a managed and administered by Independent Colleges of Washington.

Find out if you qualify!


Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact Kris Gonzales: or (206)623-4494.