Student Stories

March 14, 2017

The Results Are In: Assessing the Preliminary Impact of Early FAFSA

When Enrique first met with his uAspire College Affordability Advisor, Michael Lau, in early October,...

February 24, 2017

A Student’s Poignant Realization: There IS a Way to Make College Work

  “Really? You know the color of your dad’s first car?” I asked with surprise. A grin shot...

October 3, 2016

Increasing the pipeline of low-income and first-gen college-bound youth into the UC system

Imagine yourself in the shoes of one of uAspire’s advisees, Brandon: You’re 18 years old. You’re...

July 2, 2015

Spotlight on Lawrence: Getting a Student to College Despite Resistance at Home

At uAspire we know that no two financial situations are the same. Nadia Zamora, a uAspire advisor in...

June 10, 2015

Spotlight on Boston: Minimizing Future Debt Obligations

Each year our uAspire financial aid advisors start fresh with new high school seniors — a fact that can make connecting...