AmeriCorps wants the brightest future for our members: if you serve your country, we award you money for school.  To date, AmeriCorps has helped more than a half million Americans pursue their dream of higher education.

AmeriCorps members are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award after successful completion of a service term. The award can be used to pay for college or vocational school, to pay back qualified student loans, or in some cases can be transferred to children or grandchildren. The dollar amount of a full-time education award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education's Pell Grant. AmeriCorps members may earn up to the value of two full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they receive the award to use it.

Since 1994, AmeriCorps alumni have earned more than $3.3 billion in education awards, including $1 billion to repay student debt.

For decades, these education payments have strengthened institutions and helped Americans pursue their dream of higher education by making it more accessible and affordable.

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Use the interactive map to see total payment data and alumni count by state, or search a specific institution below. The data presented below ranges from AmeriCorps’ inception to September 30, 2016 (Fiscal Year 1995 – Fiscal Year 2016).  The dataset can also be downloaded for analysis. The notations provide further detail about the data and methods.

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