The City of Lansing has partnered with the Lansing School District and MSU Federal Credit Union to provide Children’s Savings Accounts through the Lansing Student Accounts Valuing Education (SAVE) program, a college savings program for students entering kindergarten in the Lansing School District. Beginning in the fall semester, students are automatically enrolled in an account at the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
Parents, guardians, and students can contribute throughout elementary, middle, and high school at any MSUFCU branch. Students may use their Lansing SAVE accounts after high school graduation for any post-secondary education, such as college or a training program for the skilled trades. Lansing SAVE complements the Lansing HOPE and the Lansing Promise scholarship programs to prepare our students for post-secondary education opportunities.
Lansing SAVE is a school-based initiative with the goal of encouraging school engagement, improved academic performance, and increased enrollment in post-secondary education and training.
In addition to savings accounts, the Lansing SAVE program also teaches financial education in every classroom providing students with valuable tools to save for their future. The Lansing SAVE program offers students the foundation needed to learn about financial management and plan for their futures so they can achieve their goals and dreams.
The Lansing SAVE program began with the 2014 - 2015 school year with schools being added as the program has progressed, including:
Cumberland Elementary (Added in 2014-2015)
Lyons Elementary (2014-2015)
Reo Elementary (2014-2015)
Riddle Elementary (2014-2015)
Willow Elementary (2014-2015)
Cavanaugh Elementary (2015-2016)
Forest View Elementary (2015-2016)
Gier Park Elementary (2015-2016)
North Elementary (2015-2016)
Averill Elementary (2016-2017)
Kendon Elementary (2016-2017)
Fairview Elemetary (2016-2017)
Pleasant View schools (2016-2017)
In the 2017 - 2018 school year, SAVE reached full capacity with all kindergartners in the Lansing School District.