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.

The Issue

In 2017, an estimated $2.3 billion in federal college scholarship money was left unused. And, on average, less than 50% of high school seniors in Georgia will apply for federal aid money.

United Way's Role

Thanks to our founding sponsor, Delta Airlines, 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.

The Results

United Way of Greater Atlanta will host free College Bound events from October 2019-January 2020 that will provide expert help filling out the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) forms with the goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates by 5% at participating schools.