Making College Affordable

uAspire is committed to ensuring that all students have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through – a college degree. Through partnerships with high schools, community organizations, and higher education institutions, uAspire provides free one-on-one advising and group workshops to help more than 10,000 students and families each year learn how to make college an affordable reality.

If you are a current middle, high school, or college student, please go directly to one of the links in the right-hand column that most applies to you. On these pages you will find information to help you find your affordable path to and through college.

Our continuum of programming provides ongoing college affordability guidance and information from middle school to high school through college graduation, ensuring that finances never get in the way of potential. Plenty of resources exist to help afford the rising cost of college – more than $168 billion in financial aid is awarded every year – but navigating the complicated and ever-changing financial aid process to access that aid can be an extremely daunting process. uAspire bridges this information gap by providing students and families with a full understanding of the entire college affordability process – from preparing students and families early so that they are in the best possible position to receive the greatest amount of aid, to walking them through the entire financial aid process to help them afford the cost of college, to providing ongoing support through graduation to ensure that they succeed.

uAspire has helped students secure more than $250 million in financial aid in the last three years alone, maintaining a 75% college graduation rate for the students we serve. Through partnerships with high schools, community organizations and local universities, uAspire has helped more than 60,000 students achieve their dream of higher education.