Are there other means to fund my college or help me in my career?

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are another type of financial aid. Individual Development Accounts are matched savings accounts that enable low-income American families to save, build assets, and enter the financial mainstream. IDAs reward the monthly savings of working-poor families who are building towards purchasing an asset - most commonly buying their first home, paying for post-secondary education, or starting a small business. IDAs make it possible for low-income families to build the financial assets they need to achieve the American Dream. To learn more see:

To learn more about IDAs where you live--The IDA Directory allows practitioners, account holders, and researchers to search for IDA programs using multiple criteria. See: