Simran Singh

Senior College Affordability Advisor

Simran is a Senior College Affordability Advisor for uAspire Bay Area. In his role, via a partnership with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), Simran provides robust, text-message college affordability advising to a cohort of students known as Pre-College Scholars. The partnership has grown from its pilot year where Simran advised 450 juniors from the areas surrounding three UC campuses to where Simran is now advising 1100 seniors from communities around eight UC campuses. In addition to his work as an advisor, Simran serves as a member of uAspire’s team for Equity, Representation, and Transformative Change (ERTC). Simran graduated from Tufts University where he received a B.A. in child development with a minor in economics.

Why uAspire?

Having previously been a student in a college access program, I know how impactful it is for students to essentially end their family’s cycle of poverty in becoming the first in their family to go to and graduate from college. Knowing that the college application process is not an apples-to-apples competition for low-income students in comparison to students from more privileged backgrounds, I believe it is our responsibility to level this playing field by making essential information more accessible. Working as a uAspire advisor allows me to pay my experiences forward by helping a diverse range of students make choices that will be the best and the most affordable for them and their families.