In Mexico, students who complete a tertiary degree benefit from significantly higher earnings potential, earning on average three times more than their non-tertiary educated peers. Additionally, Mexican youth whose parents complete university are significantly more likely to also attend university, evidence that tertiary education is a critical part of breaking the cycle of poverty in the country. However, Mexico's tertiary education system struggles with high rates of drop-outs, as many students leave their programs due to financial hardship. FINAE aims to support these students, providing financing to students who could not afford to attend college without it.
An investment in education has the highest returns. Mexico has an excellent opportunity to improve the educational level of millions of students. Low-income students can reach better chances.