E3 – Earn, Educate, Empower is an innovative, need-based financial aid program that pairs resources with eligible students pursuing a college education at one of Oregon’s leading private colleges and universities. E3 makes college more affordable by matching savings at a 8:1 ratio, giving students a total of $4,500 to use for tuition or approved educational expenses per enrollment year!
E3 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, E3 increases access for Oregon’s fastest growing group of students, allowing them to acquire a lifetime asset and change the course of not only their future, but their family’s.
Finally, E3’s first tenet – Earn – foregrounds the importance of financial habit building, so that the program can also Educate and Empower Oregon’s next generation of successful scholars, businesspersons, creators, innovators and leaders.
E3 is a program of The Alliance, administered in partnership with CASA of Oregon.
George Fox University
Lewis & Clark College
Northwest Christian University
University of Portland
Warner Pacific College
"Going to college was something that I thought might not have been possible for me, but thanks to programs like the Matched College Savings Program WE HAVE SOME HOPE."
"This program has made it possible for me to complete my undergraduate education at Linfield College. THANK YOU!"
"I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. I am so grateful for this program; I would not be able to continue my education without it."
"This program is helping SAVE MY LIFE…. I’m very thankful indeed."
"I just wanted to say THANK YOU. You can’t imagine how helpful this program has been for me."
"It reduced the stress associated with funding, which means I paid less in loans and did not have to stress as much about work hours so I could FOCUS MORE ON STUDIES."
"IT IS TRULY A BLESSING TO HAVE PROGRAMS LIKE THESE to help students. I will definitely do my part to give back once I have completed my education."
The goal is to have students enrolled and graduated from E3 within a 12-month period and if funding is available, repeat the process for a maximum four-year period. A student enrolled in E3 for four years has the opportunity to access a total of $18,000 in savings and match for college! To re enroll, they must qualify and re apply each enrollment year. Availability will vary by institution.