College Bound

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s College Bound program harnesses the power of collective impact to remove barriers to college access.

United Way of Greater Atlanta, Learn4Life, and the Scholarship Academy have partnered together for the College Bound program, to bring schools, community-based organizations, businesses, and an army of volunteers together to help families navigate the complicated forms to access financial aid – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other college support.

Less than 50% of high school seniors in Georgia will apply for federal aid money, on average.

In 2022, an estimated $3.58 billion in federal college scholarship money was left unusued.

This is a 55% increase in unused funding since pre-pandemic. College Bound is zeroing in to ensure ALL students have access to a college education by helping families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. United Way of Greater Atlanta is partnering with schools, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers to host events that bring critical resources to students and their families to make college accessible.

Upcoming events

United Way of Greater Atlanta is hosting College Bound events in 2023. See the list of events below, and note that the school events are only open to students of the specific schools.

January 25 & 26

FAFSA completion at Banneker High School

February 16

Senior Leadership Fair at Miller Grove High School

February 22

Parent FAFSA Night at Creekside High School

February 25

FAFSA completion at Tri-Cities High School

March 22

FAFSA completion at Creekside High School

March 23

FAFSA completion at Creekside High School

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Today your donation goes further with a dollar-for-dollar match up to $100,000 from generous friends including KMPG and PwC.